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Elizabeth Warren, other Democrats raise concerns about free-trade pact with Asia | 19-December-2014

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday voiced new concerns over President Obama’s trade agenda as congressional Democrats ramp up efforts to slow the administration’s bid to finalize a major free-trade pact in Asia that the president has called a top priority.


CETA: A bad trade for women | 19-December-2014

Does the federal government know how the Canada-European Union Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will affect Canadian men and women? The answer is ‘no.’


Lebanon signs Latin American free trade pact | 18-December-2014

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil signed a free-trade agreement with the Mercosur countries of Latin America, stressing the importance of maintaining good relations with the bloc.


Europe’s business community’s "clarion call" for vital EU-US trade deal | 18-December-2014

"TTIP could be worth up to €120bn to the EU every year" claims Confederation of British Industry as it hosts a business lobby meeting to trumpet for an EU-US trade treaty.


FTA talks with Nigeria on the cards | 18-December-2014

Pakistan is working on a proposal for early initiation of negotiations with Nigeria on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade.


Vietnam, Customs Union wrap up FTA talks | 18-December-2014

Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have concluded negotiations on their free trade agreement that covers trade, investment, rules of origin, intellectual property, customs facilitation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures among others.


Vietnam and South Korea complete free trade agreement | 18-December-2014

South Korea and Vietnam have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will remove import tariffs on more than 90 percent of all products.


Colombian Congress approves FTA with South Korea | 18-December-2014

The objections to Colombia’s trade deal with Seoul, which should be approved by the Executive, came from both the left-wing and the right-wing opposition, as well as part of the business sector.


Sino-US investment treaty sees major progress | 18-December-2014

China and the United States are finalizing text checks on a bilateral investment treaty and will formally exchange negative lists at the beginning of next year


Propuesta de las Nuevas Disposiciones a Todos los Servicios de las negociaciones secretas del TISA | 18-December-2014

La AWP publica una copia bilingüe de la Propuesta de las Nuevas Disposiciones a Todos los Servicios y el Anexo de Servicios Profesionales del Acuerdo de Comercio de Servicios (TISA, por sus siglas en inglés).


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Key issues
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • The TPPA and HIV treatment in Vietnam | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2014) | 16-October-2014
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    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 ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...

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