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The European Commission’s decision to block a citizens’ initiative to challenge the secret trade talks it is holding with the US government is a slap in the face for the 230 civil society organisations that have lined up behind the initiative and the millions of European citizens they represent.
Sources tell CBC the federal government will quietly announce it is ratifying the investment treaty later this afternoon.
The survival of the new trade deal hammered out in secret between Canada and the European Union is threatened by opposed Green politicians in Germany’s most populated state, writes Andrea Rexer.
The US-China Business Council, a corporate lobby group, outlines what a US-China BIT might amount to.
European Citizens’ Initiative against TTIP rejected / Alliance announces resistance
The proposed APEC free trade agreement (FTAAP) is expected to be on a larger scale than the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, but many Vietnamese businesses are not enthusiastic about the trade pact.
US trade chief Michael Froman plans to hold meetings with his counterparts from countries involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative in the coming weeks, his office said Wednesday.
Campaigners urge British government to amend ‘secret agreement’ that would allow Canadian companies new powers over government decisions
Moscow is believed to be willing to accept Ukraine’s broad political and trade accord with the European Union under certain conditions, officials say.
India will start negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru to boost bilateral relations and to expand its trade and investment ties, especially in the defence sector with the Latin American region.
India on Wednesday said it is willing to go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union but wants the 27-member bloc to address the issues flagged by New Delhi.
Nearly 600 US organizations led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen sent a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) firmly rejecting fast-track trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements.
Taiwan and China resumed talks Wednesday at an undisclosed location on a goods free trade agreement, sparking a protest against secrecy by demonstrators suspicious of closer ties with Beijing.
The law was originally passed to comply with an intellectual property requirement in the 2004 Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), and it was unclear whether Guatemala might now be excluded from the US-promoted trade bloc.
Please find below a draft letter to heads of state or trade ministers of EU Member States. It can be sent ahead of the Sept .12 meeting of the EU Trade Policy Committee where Member States have the *final* opportunity to comment on the CETA text.
The leader of the UK’s biggest union has written to all British MEPs urging them to vote against a controversial EU-US trade deal if the NHS is not exempted.
With the East African Community under pressure to sign the Economic Partnership agreement with Europe, pressure is emerging from elsewhere: the US. Civil society warn of the dangers.
The government of Ethiopia is on the move to join the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Area (FTA) which enables the country to have preferential trade interaction between member countries.