Trade officials negotiating the ISDS arbitration clause within the EU-US trade agreement have half an eye on their next deals, since the wording is likely to shape other key trade treaties on the table.
A fear of multinationals and distrust of European governments is fuelling a growing antipathy towards the transatlantic free trade pact
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Marc Mealy, who is vice president (policy) in the US-Asean Business Council, says the Trans Pacific Partnership can and must be a done deal in 2015.
Bullish about its companies making huge investments in India, Switzerland expects the long-delayed Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to be signed soon.
Members of the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) grouping were unable to agree a template for negotiations on a proposed mega regional trade agreement at the sixth round of talks held in Greater Noida near New Delhi last week.
Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has warned that Ghana risks losing its manufacturing sector if it goes ahead to sign the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for accelerated fulfillment of the free trade area (FTA) strategy and the building of a new economic system of openness.
Lock-in, no institutional safeguards for independence, perverse incentives, no separation of powers, automatic consent, ripe for exploitation, sovereign debt instruments included, open to the world, and a strategic mistake. Former trade commissioner De Gucht left us a Gordian Knot, writes Ante Wessels.
Both houses of the French Parliament last week adopted resolutions opposing the investment protection rules in the proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), in the latest sign of growing opposition in Europe to the deal’s sweeping corporate rights provisions.
At the end of November, both chambers of parliament rejected integrating the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism into CETA.
New research today reveals that European governments have already paid at least €3.5 billion to private investors due to a clause in international trade deals.
More than a million people across Europe have signed a self-organised European Citizens’ Initiative in the last two months opposing trade deals between the European Union and North America.
US congressional leaders have just sent a letter to the Obama administration warning against TAFTA/TTIP provisions that could restrict Congress’ ability to prevent another financial crisis.
State measures that reduce or nullify existing creditor rights, such as the Argentine “Lock Law” or similar moratoria on repayment, may violate BIT rights and supply investors and creditors in other jurisdictions, particularly in the eurozone, with a basis for challenging similar measures.
If it is left in TTIP, a great deal more of global FDI flows will suddenly be covered by ISDS.
As the 6th round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in India, people living with HIV are rallying in the streets of New Delhi to warn that harmful intellectual property provisions - put forth by Japan - could severely restrict access to affordable medicines for people in developing countries.
A Greens-EFA Group in the European Parliament conference on 10 December 2014
This Special Issue will analyse discrimination and diversity in international arbitration.
South Korea must concentrate all of its resources on taking part in the US-led Asia-Pacific mega free trade bloc, the head of the country’s biggest business lobby group says.