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The long arm of the EU: The Association Agreement and expansionist policies
The European Union is pursuing a targeted geostrategic goal aimed at extending its sphere of influence, the first priority being to control its immediate “neighbourhood” through association agreements.
Approval of GMO imports moves EU ’closer to Monsanto’
Environmental advocates say authorization indication of further industry-friendly policies pending trade deal with US will usher in
12-country TPP talks end without a breakthrough
Chief negotiators from 12 countries aiming to forge a Pacific free trade initiative finished four days of talks on Sunday without making major progress.
China’s Hong Kong to ink FTA with ASEAN by 2016 - chief executive
China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2016, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Sunday.
ASEAN-EU free trade progress to be known by year’s end
The European Union and a Southeast Asian bloc will reevaluate the possibilities of a regional free trade agreement (FTA) at the end of this year, officials said Sunday.
TTIP stakeholder statement: protect IP from ISDS
There is an increasingly urgent need revise the EU and US ISDS templates to protect IP policy decisions from the ISDS chapters of trade agreements.
TUC’s Owen Tudor: ’We are totally opposed to TTIP’
Shrouded with secrecy and posing a threat to public services, Owen Tudor tells EurActiv why the UK Trade Union Congress doesn’t believe the hype over TTIP, and why exploitation, rather than immigration, should be the cause of people’s concerns.
Asean Economic Community launch will see rise in trade flows, but also more problems: OCBC chief
The launch of the Asean Economic Community this year will see an increase in trade flows, but also more problems such as money laundering and fraud, OCBC Bank chief executive Samuel Tsien said on Wednesday.
France open to FTA with Australia
France has indicated it is willing to consider a free-trade agreement with Australia.
UN expert says secret trade deals threaten human rights
Secret negotiations on international trade deals threaten human rights, an independent United Nations expert said on Thursday in comments that appeared aimed at agreements the United States is seeking with the European Union and Pacific nations.
PACER-plus chapter on Investment draft text (November 2013)
This is the leaked draft chapter on Investment text from the PACER Plus Intersessional meeting in Auckland, 26-28 November 2013.
Brazil has signed Investment Cooperation and Facilitation agreements with Mozambique and Angola
The ICFAs open a door to arbitration, providing an alternative to the local courts, but State-to-State, not investor-State.
Insurers lead moves to include financial services in TTIP
Insurers from the US and EU are amongst leading backers of a financial services chapter within the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP), although the US remains opposed officially.
Book alleges donor cash influenced Hillary’s stance on Colombia trade deal
While stopping short of a direct accusation, conservative author Peter Schweizer implies there was a blurred line between Bill Clinton’s charity work and Hillary Clinton’s work at the State Department — ultimately leading to her support of the US-Colombia trade deal.
Noam Chomsky: Every word in the phrase ‘free trade agreement’ is false
Noam Chomsky discusses how so-called free trade agreements, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, enrich corporations while creating migration crises.
Pacific Network on Globalisation launches anti-PACER-Plus campaign
The Pacific Network on Globalisation have launched their campaign against the regional free trade agreement, known as PACER-Plus.
Obama and Republicans agree on the Trans-Pacific Partnership … unfortunately
Fast-track must be defeated, and a solid debate about TPP must be opened among well-informed representatives, with plenty of public input, says renowned food writer Mark Bittman.
India, Australia plan to sign FTA by December
India and Australia aim to conclude the comprehensive free trade agreement by December, following a renewed push to the pact months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Australia.
EU-US trade talks should pick up steam once “fast-track” bill is voted through Congress, says top US farm lobbyist Bob Young
Bob Young, Deputy Executive Director at the American Farm Bureau Federation, talks with journalist Rose O’Donovan (AGRA FACTS) about on-going agricultural developments in negotiations towards a Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).