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


Brussels wants finance rules back in US trade pact
The EU is seeking to include financial regulation in a sweeping trade pact with the US, arguing that leaving it out of any deal would represent a threat to global financial stability.
TTIP: European Commission publishes EU negotiating position on financial services
The European Commission publishes today a non-paper clarifying its objectives for financial services in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
EEB: “Regulatory rollback: how TTIP puts the environment at risk”
European Environmental Bureau position paper on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Critics score against extreme corporate rights in TTIP, but must not be fooled by the Commission’s tricks
This week, the European Commission announced a freeze in negotiations over dangerous corporate rights in the proposed EU-US trade deal (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP) and that it would conduct a public consultation on the issue.
US, EU negotiators say obstacles won’t delay trade accord
The chief trade negotiators of the US and the European Union admitted obstacles to a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement, but said a European decision to open public consultations over proposed procedures to settle investment disputes wouldn’t delay the accord.
Free trade for ’high-risk biotech’?
New report from Testbiotech on the potential influence of the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the authorisation of new genetically engineered organisms for use in agriculture and food production.
Brussels seeks to curb investor litigation under trade deals
EU trade commissioner Karel de Gucht pledged to release a proposed negotiating text of the investment chapter of any deal in March.
The TTIP: How a new secret ’trade’ treaty could put the world’s biggest firms beyond government control
The US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is intended to set global trade rules, bypassing the World Trade Organisation which has up to now allowed developing countries to resist such an agreement.
UE suspende parcialmente negociaciones de libre comercio con EEUU
La Comisión Europea suspendió hoy en parte las negociaciones de libre comercio con Estados Unidos, según anunció el comisario de Comercio, Karel de Gucht, que explicó que en los próximos tres meses habrá que realizar una consulta sobre unas polémicas cláusulas para proteger las inversiones de las empresas.
The transatlantic colossus
‘The transatlantic colossus: Global contributions to broaden the debate on the EU-US free trade agreement’ (2014), a publication from the Berlin Forum on Global Politics in collaboration with the Internet & Society Collaboratory and FutureChallenges.org of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, is now available online.
Sovereignty fears lead to EU-US trade rethink
The European Commission is to rethink its approach to a controversial US trade deal which campaign groups in the UK have warned would fundamentally erode Britain’s sovereignty.
US trade debate prompts fears of delay in talks
In an interview with the Financial Times, Mexico’s economy minister said governments in the TPP talks were unlikely to offer any significant concessions until they were sure Mr Obama had fast-track authority. A senior EU official said officials in Brussels were bracing for a TPA debate that could last through this year and inevitably affect TTIP negotiations.
TTIP threatens financial reform and the public interest
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty will open markets to foreign services and foreign direct investment in the financial sector. It intends to limit financial sector regulations because they are considered as barriers to trade, reports SOMO.
German farmers fear for Europe’s bacon with US trade deal
When German farmers and activists descended upon Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office building Wednesday morning, they brought along some special guests — 17 pigs. The stunt was the latest European backlash against a proposed free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe.
French senators strongly attack EU-US trade deal
During a debate in the French Senate, all political parties harshly criticised the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but the French government defended the potential deal.
Philip Morris, Australia and the fate of Europe’s trade talks
Australia’s clash with Philip Morris over plain packaging has disrupted trade talks between the United States and Europe, reports James Panichi in Brussels
La Via Campesina appelle à la cohérence des politiques agricoles de l’Union européenne
La Via Campesina rappelle les liens très forts entre l’agriculture familiale et les accords de libre échange : l’un et l’autre sont en parfaite contradiction, alors que les défis sociaux et environnementaux qui sont ceux de notre temps doivent pris au sérieux.
Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
John Hilary, Executive Director of War on Want, introduces TTIP, the free trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the EU and USA; talk given to Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique at Café Diplo, London, 4 November 2013
FIAN launches international action: TTIP and TPP void
FIAN International launched an action letter addressing the EU, USA and a number of countries negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) asking civil society networks, organizations and people interested in supporting the campaign to circulate, sign and send the letter to their local authorities
Business groups back Obama on trade amid historic debate
Some of the largest US business groups are lining up behind President Barack Obama to pressure Congress to clear the way for a pair of trade deals that could set rules for more than half the world’s economy.