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A group of 121 academic experts has spoken out against planned provisions on investor-state arbitration in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
A mammoth free trade deal being hammered out by the European Union and the United States came under attack Tuesday, as EU lawmakers said "opaque" negotiations would lead to an erosion of standards and undue protection for investors.
Fiji’s done a back-flip and said yes to an interim Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU.
BEUC has just published its position paper on the use of peroxyacetic acid rinses of poultry meat. This chemical wash is currently banned in the EU. However, pressure from the United States might reverse the trend.
A host of pending trade agreements could help Vietnam reduce its heavy economic reliance on China, but won’t unless the country takes bold and difficult steps toward developing alternative supply chains and aggressively building up a domestic base range of fabric and component part manufacturers, economists said.
Today, the 47th European Citizens’ Initiative has brought forward a motion for registration asking the EU Commission to recommend to the EU Council of Ministers to repeal the negotiating mandate for the Trade Investor Partnership (TTIP) and not to conclude the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) either.
A free trade agreement between Brussels and Washington could shave billions off the Swiss economy, if Switzerland is left sitting on the sidelines. That’s the conclusion of a government-sponsored study.
Emerging economies are at odds with developed countries in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact, clashing over the reform of their state-run firms to ensure a fair playing field for foreign capital.
The first round of negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was held on July 10 and 11.
Even as the Indian government is to review its free-trade agreements with several countries in South and South East Asia, including the Asean region, it is set to push for new such pacts with countries in Africa and South America.
The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement grants "super powers" to intellectual property owners, according to IP expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.
Social Europe: Front against TTIP (Malta) has been set up by Żminijietna - Voice of the Left, the Anti-Poverty Alliance, Moviment Graffitti, Association of Federative Socialists; and GWU Youth.
Alvaro Garcia Linera, the vice president of Bolivia, was entrusted with inaugurating in Cochabamba, the Fair of Industrial Complementarity of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America – a Trade Treaty for the People (Alba – TCP)
Industry players fear that the more than 120,000 tonnes of fresh cut flowers exported to EU from Kenya every year could face taxes of between eight and 12% if the EPA is not signed and ratified in three months’ time.
Talks between India and the European Union for a free-trade agreement are unlikely to take off any time soon, even though the new government has met a key EU demand by raising the ceiling for foreign direct investment in insurance companies to 49%.
The Economic Justice Network of Ghana unequivocally condemns the decision of the West African leaders to approve the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
A report from the European Parliament Research Service
The two-day high-level dialogue between China and the United States has led to a timetable for talks on a bilateral investment treaty