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SADC summit to focus on economic transformation
Leaders from Southern Africa meet for their annual summit this month in Botswana, united by a common objective to improve the socio-economic situation in the region.
Reko Diq arbitration: Can there be a settlement?
We have been hearing news of the Pakistan government’s efforts to reach a settlement with the Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) in connection with the Reko Diq matter involving copper and gold reserves worth billions of dollars.
Pakistan, Thailand ready for FTA talks
Pakistan and Thailand are preparing for a formal dialogue on free trade agreement (FTA) and in this regard a 19-member trade delegation headed by General Chatchai Sarikulya, Commerce Minister of the Royal Thai Government was visiting Pakistan.
Where the TPP could lose
Activists in Chile have made their government draw red lines on the corporate-friendly investment deal. North Americans could take a lesson.
L’Europe impose à l’Afrique un traité pire que le TAFTA….
L’Union européenne qui a signé avec seize pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest un accord dit de partenariat économique. Un appel est lancé pour appeler les élus européens à ne pas ratifier cet accord.
TPP, TTIP et TiSA – «des accords politiques visant de supprimer le modèle démocratique»
Alfred de Zayas, spécialiste renommé de droit international, présente toute la complexité de ces soi-disant accords de libre échange du point de vue du droit international.
ALE : le Maroc met en place une nouvelle politique de négociation
Le Maroc va désormais évaluer l’impact des accords de libre-échange, avant de les signer.
WikiLeaks is raising €100,000 reward for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ’TTIP’
WikiLeaks has launched a €100,000 crowdfunding campaign for the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal to be leaked.
KEI briefing note on the evolution of TPP negotiating text on patentable subject matter
The KEI briefing note underlines the evolution of certain sections of the TPP negotiating text on patents and patentable subject matter.
SADC to set new Customs Union deadline
After missing the 2010 deadline, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will now negotiate a new target date for the transformation of the organisation into a Customs Union (CU), during the 2015 Ordinary Summit.
NZ IT industry mobilises to fight TPP software patent threat
The Institute of IT Professionals joins the NZ Open Source Society in questioning TPP deal on software patents.
Opinion: crisis, emergency measures and failure of the ISDS system: the case of Argentina
The dozens of cases that were initiated against Argentina as a result of the outburst of one of its worst economic and financial crises in late 2001 became an often-quoted sad illustration of many of these shortcomings of the ISDS system.
Regional cooperation pact talks: China demands more concessions from India, Japan
Beijing blocked a preliminary agreement on goods market liberalisation at the last Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations round.
Why TPP threatens to undermine one of the fundamental principles of science
Data exclusivity is a kind of super-patent that is an incredibly powerful form of monopoly.
Why South Africa’s health minister is so worried about India caving in to big pharma
A big supplier of cheap lifesaving drugs to developing nations, India admirably balances public health needs with private profits and innovation. But it is under pressure to change this model.
In hurrying trade deal with Vietnam, the EU is bypassing its human rights obligations
FIDH and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights said that if finalised without conducting a human-rights impact assessment and without introducing the necessary human rights safeguards, the EU-Vietnam Free trade and investment agreement would be concluded in violation of EU law.
Bangladesh pushes for free trade with Turkey
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali has pushed for a free trade agreement with Turkey to expand trade ties
Jakarta open to TPP now after Obama’s US Senate victory
Indonesia is now open to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement following United States President Barack Obama’s victory in a congressional battle over the pact
Protesters battle hail and TPPA talks
About 200 people braved the unpredictable weather to join the anti-Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement march and rally
Canadian filmmaker fears for creative freedom under the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership leans towards rules that lock up works of art and stifle independent creators’ output