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TiSA - draft dispute settlement chapter, administrative and institutional provisions (EU proposal, Sep 2016)
As released by the European Commission
Mekorot demands €50m damages from Cypriot gov’t
A Mekorot subsidiary is threatening to sue Cyprus under its investment treaty with Israel.
Trade for the people, not for corporate elites!
People Over Profit is a new global network of people’s movements and NGOs campaigning against FTAs and corporate plunder. Sign the call and join the action.
US unhappy over lack of progress on pork imports
The US has expressed disappointment with a lack of progress on issues related to US pork imports to Taiwan in the latest round of talks under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.
Vietnam joins Russia-led free trade zone
A free trade agreement between the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam takes effect on Wednesday 5 October with its ratification.
Sanum Investments wins casino court fight with Laos government
The Appeal Court in Singapore ruled that Sanum has the right to seek redress under the China-Laos BIT for capital investment benefit losses.
EU, PH affirm ‘solid economic ties’
EU businessmen affirmed their full commitment to the Philippines as an economic partner.
India, Singapore to speed up CECA review to boost bilateral trade
India and Singapore have decided to “expedite” the second review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to boost two-way trade. Three MoUs signed on IP, skill development, vocational training
Myanmar government seeks parliament nod for Asean protocol
The Myanmar government is seeking parliament approval to ratify the protocol to the Asean Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
In boon for Big Pharma, TTIP would lock in high drug prices: report
’Unfortunately, trade agreements have become one more mechanism for drug corporations to expand their monopoly power’
US FTA claim could cost taxpayers $260 million
Australian taxpayers are facing a $260 million legal claim under the US-Australia free-trade agreement over the alleged expropriation of four gas turbines.
TTIP’s changing focus in NYC
It may not be “TTIP lite” that the U.S. and EU are negotiating, but officials expect to focus on less contentious topics and “lock in as much progress as possible” at a week-long round of talks
EFTA, Indonesia progress free trade talks
Delegations from the European Free Trade Association states and Indonesia held the 11th round of negotiations on a proposed free trade agreement.
The sting in the trade deal tail: corporations push for rights to sue governments
Business lobby groups are pushing hard for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and similar trade deals.
The UNASUR centre for the settlement of investment disputes and Venezuela: will both ever see the light at the end of the tunnel?
One of the objectives of the Union of South-American Nations (UNASUR) is the creation of a regional dispute settlement centre to replace the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Romania to terminate its intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaties
The President of Romania agreed to submit to the Romanian Parliament draft legislation approving termination of 22 bilateral investment treaties that Romania concluded with other EU Member States.
Is toxic trade in your backyard?
Looming trade deals threaten efforts to keep fossil fuels in the ground
India inches towards liberalisation at RCEP
In a move likely to inject momentum into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks, India has indicated it is willing to compromise on its three-tiered tariff schedule.
Time has once again come to wind up SAARC
Even as India and others boycott SAARC, they must accelerate economic integration. India should address the concerns of countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal while investing in regional connectivity.