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E-com: RCEP nations start detailed talks
Source code disclosure ‘curb,’ a worry.
E-commerce, border technology top NAFTA wish list
U.S. flooded wth comments ahead of renegotiation of trade deal.
EFF to USTR: IP doesn’t belong in NAFTA. For the rest, talk to us.
The United States Trade Representative has opened a window for the TPP’s proponents to try to use NAFTA to establish at least some of the dangerous TPP’s so-called intellectual property (IP) rules.
India not keen to put e-commerce under FTA with Russia-led group
India has so far rejected bids to include market access negotiations on e-commerce at multilateral level.
RCEP’s digital trade negotiations remain shrouded in secrecy
There has also been no official release of the chapters and textual proposals related to rules that are being tabled.
Trump’s USTR nominee pledges tough enforcement of U.S. trade laws
Lighthizer pledged to fight for strong protections for intellectual property rights and for digital trade access.
Chemical industry outlines priorities for new NAFTA
Any renegotiation of NAFTA should include streamlined customs procedures and greater regulatory cooperation among other priorities, say the leading chemical industry associations.
Leaked TISA safe harbor proposal: the right idea in the wrong place
A new leak of the TiSA Electronic Commerce chapter has exposed a brand new U.S. government proposal on Internet intermediary safe harbors.
TiSA - small group non paper on ecommerce (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
TiSA - draft annex on electronic commerce (Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
Data fight emerges as last big hurdle to EU-Japan trade deal
A dispute over data has emerged as an unexpected obstacle to an EU-Japan free-trade deal only weeks before diplomats expected to seal a political agreement.
TiSA - draft annex on electronic commerce (September 2016)
As leaked by Greenpeace
Secret trade proposal would give Facebook free reign to censor by algorithm
Under leaked proposals from a controversial service trade deal, Facebook and other online services could be granted legal immunity when censoring any content
New leaks confirm TiSA proposals that would undermine civil liberties
New leaked documents concerning the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) have been published.
TiSA - draft annex on telecommunications services (November 2016)
As leaked by Netzpolitik & Greenpeace
Trade and privacy: complicated bedfellows?
How to achieve data protection-proof free trade agreements?
Data flow in trade agreements
The French Government calls on the European Commission to adopt an open and innovation-friendly data flow system while preserving European interests in trade agreements
A swan song for TiSA talks
The prospects for concluding negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement now appear slim.
Is the EU abandoning freedom of speech in its trade deals?
As trade negotiators seek to wrap up the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), the EU seems to have abandoned the objective of promoting human rights, notably freedom of speech.
EU-US Privacy Shield pact faces second legal challenge
A new EU-US pact governing the transfer of personal data faces a second legal challenge, putting the details of the deal which underpins billions of dollars of transatlantic trade in digital services under further scrutiny.