NAFTA negotiations : energy clause unites Canadian critics across the political spectrum

17-aoû-2017Global News As NAFTA 2.0 negotiations begin, an old trade issue with a strange name has emerged to create unlikely allies across the political spectrum and staunch defenders in the oilpatch.

Enjeux majeurs

What to do about corrupt arbitral tribunals ?

16-aoû-2017 The Global Anticorruption BlogThat concern is a real and serious one, but there is also a more direct and crude problem : parties (or their lawyers) bribing, or making backdoor deals with, the arbitrators to secure a favorable outcome.

Textes des accords

21-jui-2017  | EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (July 2017) All texts as available as of 18 July 2017
14-jui-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (July 2017) 19 draft chapters, as released by the European Commission
28-jui-2017  | EU-Japan - mandate (Jul 2012) As leaked by Greenpeace (in German)
28-jui-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (Jan 2016 - Jan 2017) 14 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace


11-aoû-2017  Trump administration’s Africa policy in focus at AGOA trade talks
Jacques Berthelot: There are contradictions, on the one hand, between the fact to acknowledge that China’s exports to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been 5 times
3-aoû-2017  Le conseil constitutionnel valide le CETA
DIDIER Pierre: La remarque dans l’article selon laquelle les parlements des Etats membres doivent encore approuver l’entrée en vigueur définitive du CETA n’est pas
28-jui-2017  The king is dead, long live the king : the EU and the future of investor-state dispute settlement
Pierre DIDIER: What a confusion in that note !!! ISDS is clearly and definitively dead in EU agreements. The European Court made it clear in its Singapore