Negotiations

EU-Mercosur trade agreement would harm user rights and the commons

23-Sep-2017Creative Commons The EU-Mercosur FTA is expansive, addressing trade in industrial and agricultural goods as well as intellectual property provisions such as copyrights and patents.


Key issues

Farmland investments are finding their way to international arbitration

22-Sep-2017 IISDSwedish investor EcoDevelopment registered a claim at the ICSID against the Tanzanian government for revoking a land title amid concerns over the impact on local communities and a wildlife sanctuary.

Texts of agreements

14-Sep-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - EU negotiating mandate (Nov 2012) As released by the European Council
21-Jul-2017  | EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (July 2017) All texts as available as of 18 July 2017
14-Jul-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (July 2017) 19 draft chapters, as released by the European Commission
28-Jun-2017  | EU-Japan - mandate (Jul 2012) As leaked by Greenpeace (in German)

Comments

10-Sep-2017  Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics
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2-Sep-2017  TPP free trade: Much opposition from Canadians
Pamela Mac Neil: I have to really wonder who our government is really supporting, because it certainly isn’t the Canadian people. Trudeau is adament about keeping
24-Aug-2017  Neelam Deo on EU-India’s perplexing relationship: Trade, Europe’s hypocrisy and China concern
linda kaucher: There is no reference to Mode 4 in this interview which is surely always the main demand of India: it was in the years of negotiating an EU/India