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An open letter to the sixteen governments negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
95 health, community and development organisations in the Asia Pacific region call on trade negotiators from sixteen countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement negotiations to ensure access to medicines is protected. We the undersigned organisations call on negotiators to protect health and reject all TRIPS plus intellectual property measures in the RCEP.
After seven years and millions of dollars, decision announced in Pac Rim mining company vs. El Salvador
Coalition of groups state “there are no winners," investor-state arbitration subverts democracy.
Hopes high as services negotiators enter final sprint
After their high-level Washington, D.C., meeting on Oct. 16-17, TiSA negotiators will next meet on the sidelines of an Oct. 21-22 WTO “mini-ministerial” meeting in Oslo.
GSP+ is by far a much better option for Ghana than implementing its interim EPA
Asking to the EU the benefit of GSP+ would be by far a much better option than implementing its interim EPA it has already ratified.
Windstream Energy awarded damages after Ontario cancels wind farm project
A company that planned a huge offshore wind farm in Lake Ontario says it has been awarded more than $25-million in damages, because the Ontario government cancelled its project.
Spain: Partnership agreement between EU and SADC rejected
The Joint Parliamentary Group has presented a non-legislative motion at the Parliament, urging the Government not to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community.
‘Strange’ manoeuvering over CETA exposes democratic deficit
French lawmakers are continuing their battle against the EU’s free trade deal with Canada (CETA).
Commission faces EU court battle over secret TTIP documents
The European Commission faces an EU court battle to keep secret its lawyers’ analysis on whether the controversial investor-state-dispute (ISDS) clause in draft trade deals with the USA and Canada is illegal.
Is Argentina looking for reconciliation with ISDS?
In a quite short period the new government, led by the recently elected President Mauricio Macri, has turned around its foreign policy and alignments.
Push for trade pact will polarise BRICS nations, warns S. Africa
An immediate push for a BRICS Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will polarise heavily-industrialised and lesser-industrialised nations within the five-member grouping, warned South African trade and industry minister.
TiSA - draft annex on localisation provisions (June 2016)
As leaked by WikiLeaks
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (27 June 2016)
As leaked by WikiLeaks
German Court on CETA: Important success for our democratic rights!
The Germany’s Constitutional Court’s decision on CETA is an important success in the fight against the EU’s free trade machinery
Belgian local parliament votes to block Canada trade deal
Members of the parliament of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels voted a resolution that could block the signing of the EU-Canada free trade deal, Ceta.
Backdoor for investor-state disputes in TiSA
There is a loophole that may allow private investors to bring a dispute against states.
Open letter to ambassadors (in India) of RCEP negotiating countries by Delhi Network of Positive People
Member countries must consider the impact of RCEP on access to medicines in developing countries
Australia, Singapore to sign updated free trade deal
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in Canberra on a three-day visit to strengthen the ties with Australia, is set to sign the updated FTA.
Mercosur to consider trade deal with United Kingdom
The EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc could strike a free trade deal within two years. After Brexit, Mercosur would be open to a separate trade deal with the UK.
German court rejects emergency appeal to block EU-Canada trade deal
Germany’s Constitutional Court gave the green light for the government to approve an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada under certain conditions.