Negotiations

Ukraine, Israel begin 6th round of talks on FTA

28-Jul-2017https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/ukraine-israel-begin-6th-round-talks-fta.html The delegations of Ukraine and Israel will hold the sixth round of negotiations on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries in Kyiv on July 26-27, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine told Interfax-Ukraine on July 26.


Key issues

The king is dead, long live the king: the EU and the future of investor-state dispute settlement

26-Jul-2017 Volterra FiettaThe data lead to the inexorable conclusion that the European Commission’s declaration that “investment treaty arbitration is dead” is wrong by a ratio of over 1:3,000.

Texts of agreements

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

Comments

28-Jul-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
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Craig Welch: The words "When that bid failed" suggest that the ISDS case was not launched until the High Court decision was handed down. In fact, the ISDS
4-Jul-2017  Pakistan rejects proposal to ink 2nd free trade agreement with China
Zamir Awan: In the 1 st FTA in 2006, it was almost unilateral, all concessions were for China. Pakistan suffered a huge imbalance of trade as a result. We