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US urges UK to cut EU rules after Brexit to boost trade
US trade official says it is ‘difficult’ to do business with EU and Brexit offers chance to press the ‘reset button’.
India-UK trade meet to focus on visa restrictions, trade barriers
While the UK can engage in free trade agreement (FTA) talks with other countries including India only after the process of full disengagement from the EU is complete, talks are already happening unofficially on the potential of such a pact.
UK demands secrecy in Brexit trade talks with US
The British Government has demanded total secrecy in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal.
Trump adviser Ross says UK-US trade deal will mean scrapping EU rules
Commerce secretary’s comments suggest Britain will have to accept chlorinated chicken in post-Brexit agreement.
Canadian pork producers one step closer to exporting to EU following CETA
Focus now turns to getting EU to approve antimicrobial interventions used in Canada to enhance food safety.
Investment treaties and the internal vetting of regulatory proposals: A case study from Canada
Does the prospect of foreign investor claims against countries in investor­–state dispute settlement (ISDS) lead to regulatory chill?
Chemical associations push for closer Nafta collaboration
American Chemistry Council wants Mexican alignment with US and Canada
EU-Japan deal: trading away our rights
Imagine the EU finds a new chemical to be dangerous. The EU would like to ban it but is unable to, or is only able to do so with major delays and laxer standards….
EU-Japan FTA - draft good regulatory practices and regulatory cooperation chapter (March 2017)
As released by the European Commission
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.
Joint statement for EU-Japan regulatory cooperation
Business Europe and Keidanren have been encouraging industrial sector-to-sector dialogue to identify mutually beneficial solutions to non-tariff measure issues, which are a major subject for negotiation in the EU-Japan FTA.
Why are my highly educated friends so ignorant about trade?
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.
TiSA - draft annex on domestic regulation (15 Nov 2016)
from November 2016 negotiating round
Cutting red tape Japan’s focus in preparation for TPP
Japan’s government will focus on cutting red tape to accommodate foreign businesses wanting access to the Japanese market as it ramps up efforts to have a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade pact ratified
Regulatory harmonization in international trade: A categorical or conditional imperative?
The idea that regulatory convergence leads to "more trade" stands on weak empirical grounds.
CETA and TTIP threaten the EU’s precautionary principle
Le principe de précaution pourrait passer à la trappe dans les accords de l’UE avec le Canada et les États-Unis. Et remettre en cause les interdictions du bœuf aux hormones ou des OGM
This is how Big Business negotiated the TTIP
A report ‘A Dangerous Regulatory Duet’ explains how lobby groups of major multinationals, influenced the negotiations of the trade treaty between the European Union and the United States.
Takeaways from the leaked TISA documents
Whistleblower platform and free trade agreement critic Wikileaks posted draft documents - and its own opinions - from the Trade in Services Agreement talks, on the eve of the 18th round of negotiations.
TiSA - draft annexes (2015)
As leaked by Wikileaks on 25 May 2016