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Regional agreements gaining steam | 8-January-2015

While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions.


US free trade critics, supporters kick off battle for public opinion | 8-January-2015

Supporters and critics of free trade are readying for a bitter battle this year over major free trade deals and legislation to fast-track trade agreements through the US Congress.


Lifting of US beef ban ’not a TTIP trade off’, EU says | 8-January-2015

The United States’ decision to lift its long-standing ban on EU beef imports is not a trade-off as part of the ongoing transatlantic free-trade talks, the European Commission has said.


China FTA | 8-January-2015

If any further proof were required that too much emotion in our relationship with Beijing is harmful to our interests, the disclosures from the ongoing review of Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreement with China ought to be sufficient.


Ratifica Panamá suspensión TLC con Colombia por litigio arancelario | 7-January-2015

Panamá seguirá sin ratificar el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Colombia hasta tanto se dirima el litigio por sobrearanceles a exportaciones de la Zona Libre de Colón (ZLC), informó hoy el Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI).


El Salvador: ¡Rompamos con el TLC y demás ataduras del imperialismo ya! | 7-January-2015

La entrada en vigencia del TLC significó para la región la concreción de un proceso de recolonización, como apuntamos arriba. Las economías y los países de la región se convirtieron en verdaderas colonias del imperialismo norteamericano.


Los tratados internacionales que se avecinan contra los derechos de la clase trabajadora (I): el TTIP | 7-January-2015

El contexto de negociación, los orígenes del TTIP y su nuevo modelo de relaciones laborales.


India delays economic cooperation deal talks | 7-January-2015

The Indian government has turned down Taiwan’s request to take a further step in advancing an economic cooperation agreement for the time being as it focuses on joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.


Analysis shows TTIP consequences insignificant for Slovenia | 7-January-2015

Preliminary findings of an analysis of potential trade liberalisation with the US show that consequences for Slovenia’s economy would be relatively small but mostly negative, eliminating jobs in the private sector.


European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative | 7-January-2015

The European Commission today published a raft of texts setting out EU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US.


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Key issues
  • “Investment arbitration is now on Broadway, and the critics are not being kind” | 26-January-2015
  • Human rights in investor-State arbitration: The human right to water and beyond | 26-January-2015
  • New weaknesses: Despite a major win, arbitration decisions in 2014 increase the US’s future exposure to litigation and liability | 25-January-2015
  • PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP | 25-January-2015
  • European Commission’s clever ruse to introduce corporate sovereignty regardless of ratification votes in EU | 25-January-2015
  • Chevron’s battered image over Ecuador ecological disaster takes another hit in Davos | 23-January-2015
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • NZ-Korea FTA (2014) | 22-December-2014
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) | 4-November-2014
  • EU-Singapore FTA - draft investment chapter (Oct 2014) | 17-October-2014
  • Links
  • EFILA | 9-January-2015
  • EU negotiating texts in TTIP | 7-January-2015
  • No Association with Occupation! | 29-December-2014
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014

  • Comments
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    admin: Fixed the links, sorry!
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    aaczi26: Whoops, looks like something went wrong.
    Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | 6-January-2015
    George Talbot: An impressed article nicely framed by John Hilary's video! In another article, George Monbiot defends the Clearing Union Keynes devised in 1941 to keep current accounts in balance to avoid debts building up and protectionism. Vetoed by the US, ...
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...

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