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TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU-US FTA), sometimes also called Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)


Slovenia: Panel issues strong criticism of EU’s secret free trade talks
A Slovenian NGO-sponsored panel criticises the lack of transparency in the EU’s talks on free trade agreements with the US and Canada.
’Plan B’ needed for EU-US trade pact - Italian minister
Italy said on Wednesday there needed to be a "plan B" that foresees a partial EU-US trade deal in order to sidestep deadlock over specific issues.
Responding to frequently asked questions: TPP TTIP pharmaceutical reimbursement “transparency”
Brand name pharmaceutical companies are advocating for inclusion of disciplines on public pharmaceutical reimbursement programs in the ongoing negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The trade clause that overrules governments
The Obama administration’s insistence on ISDS may please Wall Street, but it threatens to undermine some of the president’s landmark achievements in curbing pollution and fighting global warming.
TUC 2014 Congress resolution on TTIP
Resolution of the Trades Union Congree of the UK
Make no mistake, the TTIP is a move in the wrong direction
While it would be wrong to say that the TTIP will lead to the wholesale privatisation of public services, it would potentially constrain governments’ ability to reverse past policy decisions to open up public services to competition as this would become a treaty-based commitment.
TAFTA: the myth of job creation
While the seventh round of negotiations on the transatlantic treaty commenced on Monday near Washington, Marianne interviewed the economist Thomas Porcher on job creation.
TTIP chief negotiators address regulatory concerns
When it comes to chemical regulations, there will be no harmonisation, just cooperation, the TTIP negotiators say.
US trade deal won’t change rules on ’toxic’ chemicals, EU says
The European Union is seeking to contain a new complaint that a trade deal with the United States would undermine Europe’s protection against dangerous chemicals, eager to avoid another front of resistance to the world’s biggest trade accord.
TTIP: the Al Jazeera debate
To mark this week’s seventh round of negotiations towards TTIP, the EU-US treaty that threatens to undermine our democracy, our jobs and our public services for ever, Al Jazeera hosted a live debate in its Washington DC studio to explore exactly what is at risk.
New report takes on Obama administration defense of ISDS
The Obama administration’s precarious justifications for the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) regime may determine the fate of the transatlantic free trade agreement, said Public Citizen.
Leaked TTIP draft for chemicals sector reveals a toxic partnership
A leaked restricted access text for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from August 2014 from the European Commission confirms that negotiations continue to favour business interests over the protection of citizens’ health and of the environment.
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft EU chemicals offer (Sep 2014)
as leaked by CIEL
Opposing sides on investor question face off at US-EU trade talks
Groups opposed to a clause of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that they say is overly favorable to investors took their complaints to negotiators Wednesday outside Washington.
Business and NGOs divided over TTIP regulatory cooperation
While EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in Washington, business groups and civil society organisations have released contradictory statements about regulatory cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Rise up against TTIP: Day of action 11 October
Across the world, countries from South Africa to Ecuador are ripping up agreements like this one. Make your voice heard on 11 October. #NoTTIP.
Hearings blunder offers glimpse into Juncker’s working methods
The European Parliament’s hearing of incoming Swedish trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom was supposed to be a no-brainer. Instead, it came to a vote.
Battle Royal in Brussels - backroom ’trade’ deals under fire
Europeans are in uproar at chaotic attempts by the EU presidency to rush through ’secret courts’ for investors to sue governments who try to protect their citizens and public services.
Trojan horse trade deal could increase GM food and crops in Europe
Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained
Strong concerns about EU-US trade deal raised in Poland
31 Polish NGOs have signed a joint statement criticising the TTIP for its secrecy and investor privileges