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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.
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.