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Taiwan confirms desire for free trade deal with Australia
Taiwan has confirmed its desire to forge a trade deal with Australia and rejected suggestions that mainland China could "meddle" in its efforts for deeper regional ties.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht warns ’no TTIP without ISDS’
The European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has warned that there will be no free trade agreement between the EU and US without the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause.
EU and Singapore conclude investment talks
The European Union and Singapore have concluded the negotiations of the investment part of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA).
EU strikes a comprehensive trade deal with East African Community
Negotiators from the EU and the East African Community finalised today a new comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between both regions.
US-China free trade could generate $460b in gains -study
Peterson Institute says a US-China FTA would generate gains of 0.6% of GDP for the US and 1.9% for China.
Work towards an EU-ASEAN free trade pact: PM Lee
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thinks more FTAs between Asia and Europe would bring out linkages, especially an EU-ASEAN free trade pact.
British industry pitches for restart of India-European Union trade talks
India and the European Union should restart trade talks and take steps to conclude the much-awaited free trade agreement, said Michael Rake, President of the Confederation of British Industry.
Latest TPP leak shows US still pushing terrible DRM and copyright term proposals—and new threats arise
Electronic Frontier Foundation’s analysis of the new draft Trans-Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter leaked by Wikileaks
Malaysia to push for FTA talks with EU
Malaysia is keen to push for talks on free trade agreement with the European Union, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak told the 14th Asia-Europe Business Forum
Departing from TTIP and going plurilateral
European think-tank piece on how TTIP is designed to create a "transatlantic internal market" without the democracy.
Event report: TTIP on the defensive
Opponents of any agreement now control the agenda. This has become quickly apparent at an event in Berlin last week featuring leading stakeholders of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
New leak of TPP consolidated text on intellectual property provides details of pandering to drug companies and publishers
KEI’s first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge.
TPP - draft IP chapter (May 2014)
as leaked by Wikileaks on 16 October 2014
Vietnam to spend nearly $5bn on meat, animal feed material imports in 2014
Vietnam is forecast to spend as much as US$4.5 billion on imports of animal feed material, plus another $400 million on cattle and poultry meat shipments this year, a trend that will grow under TPP.
Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over FIPA
The Hupacasath First Nation put the Chinese government on notice today, stating it does not acknowledge the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) ratified by Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month.
US, Sri Lanka sign trade and investment agreement to boost bilateral trade
Sri Lanka and the United States inked a joint trade and investment agreement on Wednesday in Colombo.
Indonesia challenges Australian cigarette packaging laws
Tobacco producers Indonesia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine are challenging Australia’s plain-packaging laws at the World Trade Organization, bolstering support for Philip Morris’ private dispute against Canberra.
S. Korea pushes to strike FTAs with China, Vietnam, New Zealand this year
South Korea said Thursday it will push to conclude free trade agreements (FTA) with China, Vietnam and New Zealand before the year’s end.
EU-Singapore investment talks concluded, says EU Trade Chief
The European Union and Singapore have finally concluded negotiations over a bilateral investment agreement, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has told EU Trade Insights in an exclusive interview.