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Japan releases TPP details – Vietnam to abolish tariffs and economic needs test
Besides abolishing tariffs and providing for investor-state dispute settlement, some of Vietnam’s highlights under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact include removing the dreaded economic needs test
Joseph Stiglitz: under TPP, polluters could sue U.S. for setting carbon emissions limits
The basic point is that TPP is a trade agreement that has all kinds of provisions intended to restrict regulations.
The TTIP of the spear
Selling Europe’s trade agreement with America as “strategic” has problems
In brief – TTIP: where we stand
TTIP negotiation round 11 was held in Miami, Florida: short overview of where we stand in the negotiations, issue area by issue area.
The Volkswagen scandal and TTIP
The Volkswagen scandal has, above all, shown to the general public what had long been clear to people in Europe who are campaigning for better air quality: the car industry has too much influence on politics in Europe.
‘Political will’ may no longer be the bane of AEC
With less than three months before AEC is launched, the business community is still not convinced that the governments in Asean are politically committed towards AEC. Many feel the countries in the region are not pulling up their socks to remove non-tariff barriers
TTIP: A box of tricks for corporate climate criminals
A new briefing by AITEC and CEO explains why TTIP, and especially regulatory cooperation, could put a stranglehold on our ability to create the energy transition required to tackle climate change.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: we’re selling economic sovereignty for little return
Part of the cost of free trade deals is standardisation – in this case it means adopting US practices.
Why geopolitical arguments in favour of TTIP are also flawed
The geopolitical ‘setting global standards’ argument that has become central to the advocates’ discourse on TTIP is seriously flawed. TTIP will only lead to high global standards under certain conditions and these conditions are unlikely to be met.
Libre-échange : des effets difficiles à mesurer sur l’emploi
Les conséquences des accords multilatéraux sur le commerce mondial et l’économie sont loin de faire consensus.
Why reassurances that TTIP will not affect the right to regulate miss the point
Often times, we hear that the “right to regulate” will be guaranteed under TTIP. Isn’t this the strongest indication that this right might come under pressure?
TTIP negotiations not even half done
An internal European assessment shows talks stalled on key issues.
EU and US mega deal sparks inflated emotions
Negotiations are about import tariffs but mainly about sanitary and phytosanitary standards, which can have far-reaching consequences for agriculture.
The VW scandal and what does it mean for TTIP?
The VW cheating scandal highlights how far we are from any mutual recognition of standards, and how fundamental differences are between the rule of law in the US and in the EU.
TTIP poised to gut US states’ ability to protect on toxic chemicals
EU proposals for EU-US trade deal threaten democratic process for protecting people and the environment
Cooperating to deregulate
In the EU institutions, a strategy to roll back “burdensome regulation” for businesses, has been unfolding for the better part of 15 years, and recently, this “Better Regulation Agenda” has been stepped up. This context combined with Regulatory Cooperation under TTIP could open up a new phase of hyper-deregulation.
TTIP vs food sovereignty
TTIP threatens our food future. In addition to campaigning against it, we need to work towards an alternative framework.
The regulatory cooperation chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: institutional structures and democratic consequences
This article focuses on the structure, scope, discipline, institutional design, enforcement and implementation of the envisaged horizontal chapter, often defined regulatory cooperation chapter.
Ex-minister seeks to outlaw TPP
Not content with suing the Japanese government, a lawyer and former Japanese agriculture minister has been leading a group who filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government
The risks of mutual recognition of voluntary industry standards within the context of a future EU - US trade agreement (TTIP) and alternative approaches
Report sets out the risks to the voluntary single standard system that would arise from the mutual recognition of European and US industry standards