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MEPs have threatened to block TTIP if ISDS is included, despite revised plans presented to them by European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
The Malaysian government must scrap certification from the TPPA as it allows the US president to unilaterally amend FTAs for US interests, says Charles Santiago
"China is willing to push forward talks for a bilateral investment treaty" with the EU, Premier Li Keqiang said, adding that it would include a "negative list" of areas off-limits to European investors.
European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström tried to convince MEPs that there are ways to keep the Investment-State Dispute Settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership deal. But unimpressed lawmakers failed to greet it as a full-fledged reform.
The TPP is a bad deal for everyone who isn’t a multinational corporate person, writes cartoonist Brian McFadden.
From an international policy point of view, South Africa’s denunciation of BITs is reasonable. It may even be seen as a refreshing retreat from a legal quagmire. But the domestic reality requires wider consideration.
Athens will not back a multi-billion dollar trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless the deal is changed to specify that only Greece can use the term "feta" for its salty white cheese, according to a document seen by Reuters.
The FTA with Vietnam is South Korea’s 15th to date, with greater levels of product liberalization than the previous FTA with the ASEAN countries (including Vietnam) that went into effect in June 2007.
Mission accomplished? Not quite. American negotiations with Europe may trigger more changes to CETA
V.V. Veeder, a British national, has been appointed as the presiding arbitrator for a $4.7 billion international litigation between the Korean government and Dallas-based Lone Star Funds, sources said Tuesday.
The European Commission’s most recent proposal for ISDS reflects a move away from fake reforms to something potentially more meaningful, but it is insufficient and unreliable, says legal expert Gus Van Harten.
Alfred de Zayas said the UN will publish a report in August to illustrate the flaws in current plans for the TTIP.
The Italian government has recently declared its withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”).
The EU’s trade chief proposed on Tuesday creating a new European court to settle disputes in international trade agreements, a step aimed at overcoming growing public resistance to a free-trade accord with the United States.
If Morocco signs the FTA with Canada, it will become the first African country to enter into a free trade agreement with Canada
Today, the Commission published the updated EU textual proposal on regulatory cooperation, following the 9th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
A former top financial official who advocated for Korea Exchange Bank’s breakaway from Lone Star has taken up a position in a law firm that represents the US buyout firm at a time when the firm is suing the Korean government for $4.6 billion in an investor-state dispute.
WikiLeaks is planning new releases of secret documents on controversial trade negotiations and intelligence agency operations, according to the organisation’s founder, Julian Assange.
The Dutch company will file an ISDS application against the Korean government, should the authorities refuse to pay 183.5 billion won ($169.9 million) in tax refund.
A group of radical performance activists who hail from New York staged an “exorcism” of corporate power outside an international law firm in London to raise awareness about the dangers of an EU-US trade deal being brokered behind closed doors.