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Negotiators finish 5 years of CETA talks, but uncertain ratification, political sales job lie ahead.
“It is utterly clear that we reject these investment protection rules,” German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel told parliament in Berlin
Social movements deliver strong message to the Canada-European Union Summit, which starts today in Ottawa to mark the conclusion of the negotiation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.
The 11th meeting of the UNASUR Working group of highly qualified experts on investment dispute settlement took place in Quito from 23-26 September at the Ministry for External Affairs and Human Mobility.
To denounce the imminent signature of CETA and demand to stop negotiations on TTIP, the Confédération paysanne (2nd largest farmer union in France) occupied yesterday headquarters of Cargill FR, the first food processing multinational in the world.
The first independent analysis of the completed CETA text, which was leaked in August 2014.
The US government is currently negotiating massive new free trade pacts, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, that would severely restrict its ability to address the climate crisis.
An EAC delegation is in Brussels for three days of negotiations with the EU over the finalisation of the draft EPA deal that was agreed on by Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi on Saturday.
Japan and the United States failed to make progress in bilateral talks, both sides said on Wednesday, dealing a blow for hopes of sealing an ambitious multilateral trade deal this year.
East Africa is under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe by the end of September. NTV reports.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.