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Ghana, Turkey in negotiations for free trade | 2-September-2014

Ghana is in discussions with the Turkish Authorities for a free trade agreement to ensure unimpeded access to each other’s market.


NE Asian economies aim to conclude FTA next year | 2-September-2014

South Korea, China and Japan have planned to conclude their drawn-out negotiations on a trilateral free-trade deal in 2015, but an agreement may not be achievable unless it is a “high-level and comprehensive pact,” China’s top negotiator to the talks said Tuesday.


Farmers take to Twitter with FTA fight | 2-September-2014

Australian dairy farmers fight hard for better access to China’s market under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, launching a social media campaign that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.


Small countries no say on trade pact | 1-September-2014

A recent report shows that small countries eager to join mega-regionals trade deals like the TPP could dock into the agreement but they would not have much say.


Le baiser de la mort de l’Europe à l’Afrique | 1-September-2014

Après plus de dix ans d’une sourde bataille, l’Union européenne a enfin vaincu la résistance des pays africains qui refusaient de conclure avec elle les traités de libre-échange prévus depuis 2000 par l’accord de Cotonou, écrit Jacques Berthelot


Trade deal ’worth £10bn a year’ | 1-September-2014

UK Government has hit back at critics of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10 billion a year.


TPP nations kick off fresh officials meeting in Vietnam | 1-September-2014

Senior officials from 12 countries involved in the Pacific Rim free trade initiative began a fresh round of negotiations in Hanoi on Monday, aiming to clear a path for a broad agreement within this year.


China, Japan, ROK kick off 5th round of FTA talks | 1-September-2014

China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) started the fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations in Beijing on Monday.


Ambassador: We can’t ratify the EU-Canada Treaty easily, Romanian businessmen must have free access like all Europeans | 1-September-2014

Romania can’t ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement easily as long as Romanian businessmen don’t have the same free visa access to the country as other European citizens do, Romania’s Ambassador to Canada told Mediafax.


Kazakhstan may leave EEU if its interests are infringed: Nazarbayev | 31-August-2014

Kazakhstan has a right to withdraw from the Eurasian Economic Union if its interests are infringed, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded in an interview to Khabar TV Channel.


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Key issues
  • PSI Special Report: The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement | 17-September-2014
  • Les mouvements sociaux dénoncent l’emprise du secteur privé sur le Sommet sur le Climat de Ban Ki-moon | 17-September-2014
  • Social movements denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit | 17-September-2014
  • Strategy conversations: From protest to proposal – Launch of alternative proposal to the global investment regime | 14-September-2014
  • Conversaciones sobre estrategia: De la protesta a la propuesta. Una alternativa al régimen global de inversiones que otorga excesivos poderes a las corporaciones | 12-September-2014
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties: What they are and why they matter | 12-September-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • Japan-Iraq BIT (2012) | 30-July-2014
  • Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013) | 30-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Links
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
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  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014

  • Comments
    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!!!!:)
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.
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