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EU must allay fears about free trade with Canada, Danish minister say | 18-September-2014

Danish companies — such as pharmaceutical giant Novo-Nordisk, who will get expanded patent protection in Canada — see huge opportunities for boosting their revenues through CETA.

Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 17-September-2014

Mientras aún resuena el triunfo de la derogación de la Ley de Semillas (conocida como Ley Monsanto) en Guatemala – Ley Monsanto-, Costa Rica sumó un nuevo triunfo en Nuestra América.

Trabajo legislativo de UE sobre los disruptores endocrinos podría ser perjudicado por el TTIP | 17-September-2014

El actual trabajo legislativo sobre disruptores endocrinos, que está siendo potencialmente debilitado por el Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión (TTIP), es un ejemplo perfecto de cómo los beneficios a corto plazo están siendo priorizados en detrimento de las personas y el ambiente, sostiene Robert Pederson, de Arc2020.

La próxima semana se celebrará una nueva ronda de conversaciones del TLC Corea del Sur-China | 17-September-2014

La quinta -y presumiblemente última- ronda de conversaciones del tratado de libre comercio (TLC) entre Corea del Sur y China, tendrá lugar la próxima semana en Pekín, dijo, este miércoles, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Energía.

Mercosur, Pacific Alliance to strengthen ties | 17-September-2014

Foreign Ministers from both blocs will meet November in Chile to discuss a Free Trade Agreement by 2016.

Pressure as EU issues new trade ultimatum | 17-September-2014

While the EU boss in Uganda is quick to point out that the date is neither an ultimatum nor a deadline, come Oct. 01 the EU will withdraw its free market access to countries like Uganda that have not yet ratified an Economic Partnership Agreement.

Dutch first to fish under unethical EU-Morocco fish deal | 17-September-2014

For the first time in almost three years, an EU member state fishing vessel has been detected in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.

Les présidents chinois et sri-lankais d’accord pour approfondir le partenariat de coopération stratégique | 17-September-2014

Le président chinois Xi Jinping et son homologue sri-lankais Mahinda Rajapaksa ont annoncé mardi le lancement des négociations sur un accord de libre-échange (ALE).

Le traité de libre-échange entre l’UE et l’Ukraine approuvé | 17-September-2014

Les députés européens et leurs homologues ukrainiens ont approuvé simultanément le traité de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne et l’Ukraine, une première dans l’histoire du Parlement européen.

China, Taiwan restart trade treaty talks | 17-September-2014

Taiwan and China have restarted talks on adding further goods tariff reductions to their economic cooperation framework agreement, despite the long-running dispute over the cross-strait agreement for trade in services that was signed in June last year.

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Key issues
  • Trading away access to medicines "revisited" | 29-September-2014
  • Why the climate movement cannot ignore trade | 25-September-2014
  • Ces entreprises qui attaquent des Etats en justice | 23-September-2014
  • Gold Reserve says awarded $740.3 mln in Venezuela Brisas arbitration | 23-September-2014
  • Australia: Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses | 22-September-2014
  • The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 20-September-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • AÉCG UE-Canada (texte consolidé, sep 2014) | 30-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-2014
  • EU-Ecuador FTA (2014) | 24-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (complete leak, 11 Sep 2014) | 11-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (consolidated draft, 1 Aug 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • EU-ECOWAS EPA (draft, Feb 2014) | 13-August-2014
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  • Comments
    The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 25-September-2014
    Eduardo : The Board of Directors and main owners of Philip Morris shoud go to jail and pay Public Health expenses in the countries they sell their toxic product!
    Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 19-September-2014
    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)