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WikiLeaks releases Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Core Text
WikiLeaks has released a modern journalistic holy grail, the secret Core Text for the largest ’trade deal’ in history, the Trade In Services Agreement, one week before the next TiSA negotiating round
The FIPA with China restricts Canada’s options on climate change
For years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government told Canadians that it could not act on climate change until China joined in. Yet, in 2014, the government quietly finalized a 31-year investment treaty that, in essence, gives Chinese oil companies an advance bailout against a range of steps that Canada may need to take on climate change.
Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal
A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give US pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in US law.
TiSA - draft annex on government procurement (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on movement of natural persons (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on domestic regulation (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on transparency negotiating (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft provisions (April 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
"TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan: Joining TPP?
More countries in Asia appear ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, most likely as members of the second round of nations joining the deal.
TTIP: Why we are asking for an immediate suspension? With a sense of urgency !
Human rights organizations have joined the broad Belgian coalition of the trade union confederations, mutuality’s, consumer organizations and environmental and development umbrella NGOs and are asking for an immediate suspension of the TTIP negotiations.
What’s at stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds
For those uninitiated in the world of international arbitration, below is the primer of the issues at play in the South Korea-Lone Star Funds arbitration.
AFTINET: Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myths and Realities document, June 2015
The Australian government misrepresents the claims of critics and fails to address substantial criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership, says civil society network AFTINET.
TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments
International Trade Committee MEPs on Monday paved the way for a plenary vote on the European Parliament’s draft recommendations for Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiators, by retabling the June plenary amendments which had been referred back for reconsideration.
Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law
President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts.
Canada targets FTA with Philippines within the year
The Canadian government wants to hold exploratory talks with the Philippines for a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) within the year, to cover as much ground as possible before an upcoming change in administration.
EU, India aim to resume stalled FTA talks in August
India and the European Union have set a tentative August date for the resumption of stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement, with both sides keen to break the deadlock, outgoing commerce secretary Rajeev Kher said on Monday.
Effects of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
Advantages and disadvantages of free trade between USA and Peru.
"TTIP free" zones
List of pages where you can find out which cities/towns/regions have declared themselves as TTIP-free, by country
Both sides of the Pacific - Via Campesina members oppose TPP
On both sides of the Pacific, peasants, family farmers, and rural workers reject the extension of neoliberal policies