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


Free trade agreement with the US threatening fruit and vegetable diversity
The seed industry is planning to take advantage of the free trade agreement between the US and the EU (TTIP) to implement its patents in the European market.
US-EU trade agreement will make higher education ‘more commercial’
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership would subject higher education “to the commercial rules of trade agreements for the first time”, said David Robinson, consultant to Education International, the global federation of teachers’ associations and unions.
Germans hold demo against US-EU free trade deal
Under the motto: "Civil society against the corporate-deal," members of more than 60 non governmental organizations demonstrate in Berlin against the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.
[ETUC] Canada-EU trade deal: Trojan horse for contested ISDS?
The EU-Canada trade agreement – which may be concluded on May 8 at the Foreign Affairs Council – should not be used as a ‘Trojan horse’ to smuggle in a controversial Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) warned the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC).
Germany dubious on investor rules in US trade pact
Germany’s vice chancellor is underlining doubts about the need for new investment rules in a proposed European Union-U.S. trade deal — a thorny issue in the talks.
En Paca, la fronde anti Tafta s’organise
En France, la fronde s’organise principalement autour du Front de Gauche (FDG) et d’Europe-Ecologie-Les Verts (EE-LV) qui ont d’ailleurs décidé de placer leur combat contre Tafta au coeur de leur campagne des européennes
Vilsack says sanitary issues delaying TTIP
Disagreements over sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) are delaying US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
NHS could be ’carved open’ by US healthcare profiteers, warns Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham
The NHS could be "carved open" for profiteering US private healthcare companies by the end of this year Labour has warned, as concerns grow over the implications of a landmark trade treaty between the US and the EU that critics say would give US healthcare giants, "irreversible" powers to bid for any NHS contract.
EFSA says use of peroxyacetic acid would not cause toxicity concerns
In response to a US request, the European Food Safety Authority has given a thumbs up to peracetic acid washes for chicken carcasses, an area of concern for consumers in the TTIP talks.
Chicken plant workers say chemicals sprayed on carcasses making them sick
The US poultry industry maintains that chemical solutions to prevent food poisoning, a major concern in the EU-EU FTA talk, are safe while the workers are getting sick.
Imperialism and the new free trade deals
Far from being a means to open up the world to a further intensification of trade, TPP and TTIP will carve up the world into two or more power blocs waging economic war with one another.
Pirate party: Zombie walk against TTIP in Berlin
German Pirate Party invited everyone for a Zombie Walk to protest against the draft contract of the secretively crafted transatlantic trade agreement (TTIP) in Berlin on Easter Saturday.
TTIP debate - Brussels
Frank exchange of views between the EU Commission and civil society representatives on the introduction of special rights for companies in the TTIP, through the mechanism of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
India: Commerce secretary urges industry to adopt global standards fast to counter TPP, TTIP impacts
Commerce secretary Rajeev Kher on Wednesday called upon the Indian industry to upgrade its quality standards to successfully counter the adverse effects of two of the world’s biggest free-trade treaties being negotiated by the US.
Still not loving ISDS: 10 reasons to oppose investors’ super-rights in EU trade deals
See through the sweet-talk with Corporate Europe Observatory’s guide to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS).
Suing the state: hidden rules within the EU-US trade deal
This film presents some of the dangers of the investor rights within the proposed EU-US trade deal.
The tar sands mystery and the smoking TTIP gun
The EU’s motivation for a proposal to scrap greenhouse gas intensity targets in its flagship Fuel Quality Directive (FQD), which regulates emissions from transport fuels, has been shrouded in mystery since it was first mooted three months ago, but EurActiv has uncovered new information.
Why is TTIP more than a trade agreement?
EU and US are currently negotiating a trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world? See reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions.
Investor-state dispute settlement: Council confirms deal with EP
The Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) today approved, on behalf of the Council, an agreement reached with the European Parliament on a framework for managing financial responsibility linked to investor-state dispute settlement proceedings.
TTIP: EU Commissioner points finger at US secrecy, investor-state provisions
April Fool’s? European trade commissioner Karel de Gucht says, during a 1 April hearing in Brussels of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, that he would agree to drop ISDS from the TTIP if the United States would agree.