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US Chamber strengthens commitment to US-Brazil relationship
The Brazil-US Business Council today signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) to conduct studies on a potential trade agreement and report back to both governments on their findings.
BusinessEurope: Trade roadmap for the European Commission
The European business lobby’s "trade agenda" for new European Commission
New Zealand: PM warns TPP deal could be put on ice
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is warning the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal could be put on ice if no deal is done soon.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung - re:negotiate (ttip)
An international forum for stakeholders and experts, 17 November 2014, Berlin
Chinese premier meets Obama, vowing to speed up BIT negotiations
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with visiting US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Wednesday, and both agreed to speed up efforts to reach a bilateral investment treaty.
Eurasian Economic Union eyes free trade zone with Asia-Pacific countries — Medvedev
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may establish a free trade zone with the Asia-Pacific countries, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
Colombian Senate endorses FTA with Costa Rica
The Colombian Senate has approved a free trade agreement (FTA) with Costa Rica, a prerequisite for the Central American state to become member of the Pacific Alliance
Groups tell government to stop FTA scare tactics
Several civic groups yesterday accused the Taiwanese government of exaggerating the potential impact of an impending free-trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea after the two countries’ leaders concluded talks on the accord at the APEC summit on Monday.
Netherlands – Indonesia BIT rolls back implementation of new Indonesian mining law: The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia
The case of Newmont Mining vs Indonesia is a powerful example of how investment agreements, particularly Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), are used by companies to get exemptions from government regulations and legislation, undermining democracy and development.
Govt urged to evaluate TPPA clauses
The government should evaluate the clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) before they sign it , said the Malaysian Employers Federation.
300 Pinoy nurses, caregivers Japan-bound
Notwithstanding the ruling on the legality of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) that is expected in the coming weeks, over 300 Filipino nurses and caregivers are bound for Japan in an attempt at gaining employment.
Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area?
If one takes a look at the real big winners in this project, it will soon be realized that multinational corporations mostly from Europe, North America and to some extent Asia which have set up base in Cairo, Johannesburg and Nairobi will be real winners.
Malmström: Only minor adjustments to ISDS in trade deal with Canada
Only small changes can be made to an investment protection clause in a trade pact between Canada and the European Union, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Monday (10 November).
Korea-China FTA signaling tectonic upheaval in domestic financial industry
The Korean government and financial institutions are planning to more than double the ratio of yuan-based trade settlements next year after the conclusion of the Korea-China FTA.
What is the TPPA and what does it mean for NZ?
Video from Action Station New Zealand
’A well-conceived trade pact can open up opportunities for textile exporters’
The Indian textile industry as well as the policy makers are too focused on export incentive scheme for export promotion
TTIP and CETA jeopardize EU agriculture and environmental, animal welfare and consumer protection standards
EU officials state, but cannot guarantee, that sensitive issues such as growth hormones or GMO admissions will not be watered down as a result of TTIP.
TPP trade talks must stop
The ITUC has called on governments to stop negotiations on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement, criticising the secrecy and corporate bias in the current negotiations.
Iceland eager to reach free trade agreement with Japan
Iceland Foreign Minister Gunnar Sveinsson said his country is eager to reach a free trade agreement with Japan, calling on Tokyo to take “new steps” in this direction.
Transatlantic free trade in the balance
The planned EU free trade agreements with the US and Canada have been clouded by months of uncertainty. Now a compromise appears to be in the making following a visit by the EU trade commissioner to Berlin.