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TTIP Day One
Video by Agir pour la Paix for the D1920 Alliance and Alter Summit
ASEAN Integration, mockery of World Food Day, PH farmers say
the peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) picketed the Department of Agriculture opposing the planned participation of the Philippines to next year’s ASEAN integration, calling it “a mockery of World Food Day and gateway to intense land-grabbing, hunger, and poverty.”
Access denied: MEPs stage TTIP reading room demonstration
MEPs staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the TTIP Reading Room in the European Parliament today, in a bid to highlight the lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks.
Smoke screen: One industry carve-out won’t solve the problem of corporate courts
According to recent reports, US trade negotiators for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal are floating a proposal to prevent tobacco companies from using corporate courts to sue national governments over anti-smoking regulations.
ECJ finds Swedish fisheries in Western Sahara illegal
The European Court of Justice has in an answer to a question from a Swedish court of appeal informed that private fisheries agreements with Moroccan authorities are not allowed outside of the context of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.
Switzerland hopes to resume India-EFTA free trade pact talks
Switzerland today expressed hope that negotiations along with three other countries on broad-based trade and economic partnership agreement with India would resume at the earliest.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A brief history of an agenda for corporate plunder
Ultimately, the TTIP could draw Europe even closer to the US and consolidate the power of Anglo-US financial-corporate interests centred in the City of London and on Wall Street.
EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road
The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week.
Pakistan: Government to move carefully in approving US-proposed BIT
The government has decided to move carefully in respect to approving the new Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template proposed by the United States as it contains clauses with far-reaching negative implications for the economy of Pakistan.
East African states agree duty-free trade deal with EU
The EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement was signed in Brussels on Tuesday but must still be ratified by the five members of the East African Community – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – and by the European Parliament.
Hormone-free beef for European markets the next big export opportunity
The proposed trade deal with Europe has a simple story line for Alberta cattle producers — build the herd.
Serbia’s bilateral FTAs will remain in effect until its a full EU member
The head of the team negotiating Serbia’s accession to the European Union (EU) has confirmed an agreement with the European Union that the country’s free trade agreements with eastern states, and in particular Russia, will remain in force until Serbia becomes an EU member.
S. Korea, New Zealand to hold fresh round of FTA negotiations this week
South Korea and New Zealand are set to hold a new round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) this week, the Seoul government said Tuesday, amid hopes from both sides that the latest round will be the last of its kind.
FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations
Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.
Pakistan sore at Indian auto invasion in Lanka
The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has urged the Pakistan government to put automobiles and auto parts in the negative list of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to safeguard Pakistani manufacturers against the entry of cheaper Indian products manufactured in Lanka.
Accusations mar failed bid to reach a deal on the Economic Partnership Agreement
Political blockages in the trade talks between the East African Community and the EU continue.
ConocoPhillips files for arbitration against PDVSA for contractual compensation
ConocoPhillips announced Friday that it has filed for arbitration under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce or ICC against Petroleos de Venezuela or PDVSA, the Venezuela state oil company, for contractual compensation related to the Petrozuata and Hamaca heavy crude oil projects.
China tariff unwanted hiccup: Abbott
China’s surprise decision during free trade talks to impose tariffs on Australian coal shows the importance of getting an agreement soon, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
Review of FTAs almost finalised: Nirmala Sitharaman
The review process of the existing Free Trade Agreements that India had entered into with partner countries is almost finalised and domestic manufacturers would benefit from the revised pacts, Minister of state for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said today.
European action day: citizens in 22 countries demand "Stop TTIP, CETA and TiSA"
On a European day of action against the free trade agreements TTIP, CETA and TiSA, thousands of citizens took to the streets with more than 1100 public activities in 22 European countries.