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EAC countries under pressure to sign Economic Partnership Agreements
East Africa is under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe by the end of September. NTV reports.
‘Symbolic’ summit to mark end of CETA talks
CETA will not be initialled or signed at the summit on 26 September. Instead, the Canadian and EU leaders are expected to sign a declaration marking the end of negotiations and the finalization of the text.
Cargill, la première multinationale agroalimentaire, dans le viseur des paysans
Le siège social français de la multinationale Cargill est occupé depuis 9h, ce 24 septembre, par une centaine de militants de la Confédération paysanne qui protestent contre le projet de traité économique et commercial entre l’Union européenne et le Canada (CETA)
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh plan Free Trade Agreement
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have begun exploring the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, the Industries and Commerce Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Leaked documents reveal EU-Canada trade deal a ‘sham’
Trade justice campaigners today branded any suggestion of a conclusion of EU-Canada trade negotiations a ’sham’ and a ’PR stunt’, as internal documents reveal outstanding disagreements between the European Commission and EU member states over controversial new powers for foreign investors.
Call to action: 26 September 2014 in Ottawa: Together, we can stop CETA / Let’s rally and march!
Come to hear activists from Canada and Europe address the threat that CETA represents and how we can act to ensure that this agreement will never be ratified.
EU-Ecuador FTA (2014)
EU and Ecuador publish text of trade agreement
The EU and Ecuador are publishing the documents of their new Association Agreement, which will see Ecuador joining the EU’s existing accord with Colombia and Peru.
China deal trumps Province, First Nations on energy projects: treaty expert
The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA), which the Harper government signed into effect without parliamentary debate, "means that any B.C. government or legislature or courts would now be subject to obligations arranged by the federal government and China under the treaty," says Osgoode Law School professor Gus Van Harten.
France’s latest calls for TTIP transparency fall on deaf ears
Matthias Fekl, the new French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has joined his predecessors in calling for the publication of the trade negotiation mandate between the EU and the United States, stressing that "Secret negotiations can no longer be allowed to take place."
End "booming military trade" between EU and Israel, say Palestinian rights groups
The European Union’s key trade and political agreement with the European Union should be suspended in response to the recent attack on Gaza, according to 24 Palestinian campaign groups.
European Commission denies reports that Germany is derailing Ceta
The European Commission has denied reports that the German government has threatened to put the brakes on the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.
Appel à l’action : 26 sept. 2014 à Ottawa : Ensemble, on peut arrêter l’AÉCG / Rassemblement et marche !
Stoppons l’AÉCG et cette attaque à la démocratie, le bien commun et nos droits collectifs ! Toutes et tous à la marche et au rassemblement !!!
Dhaka’s lukewarm response delays FTA signing with KL : Envoy
The planned free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Malaysia for enhancing bilateral trade and economic cooperation could not be signed for lukewarm response from Dhaka, the Malaysian envoy said Monday.
Assessing regulatory impact of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – analysis
This study considers the likely regulatory impact of the proposed EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in three key policy areas: investor protection, public services and food safety.
Gold Reserve says awarded $740.3 mln in Venezuela Brisas arbitration
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) determined Venezuela must pay US-based miner Gold Reserve $740.3 million for terminating its Las Brisas gold concession, the company said on Monday.
China, US discuss investment pact
The 15th round of talks on a bilateral investment treaty between China and the United States began Monday in Beijing.
Germany puts CETA free trade deal with Canada on hold
The German government now wants to delay approval of CETA, reports Deutsche Welle
Sweden awaits Indo-EU FTA to push business plans
Swedish corporations like ABB, AstraZeneca, H&M, Volvo, Scania and IKEA are all set to take advantage of the EU-India FTA once it is signed, says ambassador.
EAC strikes economic partnership deal to join EU
The East African Community (EAC) has reached a common position on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which it intends to sign with the European Union.