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Namibia to finally sign EPA
Namibia’s National Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi said the Southern Africa country is now set to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
The whole BIT
The revised model text for bilateral investment treaties has addressed many concerns, but to avoid litigations, India must renegotiate existing treaties on the basis of the new norms.
US-Colombia trade down 19% since free trade deal
Instead of increasing, trade between the United States and Colombia dropped 19% following the implementation of a controversial free trade agreement between the two countries.
Argentina and the TPP: Opening up to the World and Falling into an Abyss
At the dawn of the Bicentenary of Independence, Argentina has a president whose ideological and political inclination stresses the country’s need to “open itself up to the world”, a euphemism that refers to strengthening trade and financial dependence on the international economic centres of the North: the United States and the European Union.
Medicines Without Frontiers: the TPP – a barrier to access to life saving generic medicines
"The battle to prevent this trade agreement from being implemented is far from over", asserts the humanitarian organization, joining the rejection that the treaty Chile signed in New Zealand arouses.
Regional dialogue set to ensure the inclusiveness of the private sector in Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement negotiations
The inaugural Tripartite Regional Dialogue will ensure inclusive participation of the private sector in the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) negotiations.
RCEP: Tough-talking Delhi says free services if you want deals on goods
New Delhi is working on a second paper on freer movement of contractual services suppliers (CSS) and independent professionals.
Record number of investor-state arbitrations filed in 2015
The number of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases filed in 2015 reached a record high of 70.
US wants bilateral treaty modelled on India’s FTAs with Japan & South Korea
A draft copy of the proposed India-US Bilateral Investment Treaty is not ambitious enough to attract American investors to India, feels Washington
An assessment of the possible implications of the EAC-EU EPA on Kenyan agricultural sector and its compatibility with the WTO rules
The full implementation of EPA, may shift consumption away from local products, to EU goods.
Trade in Services Agreement - EDRi’s position
The greatest concerns regarding TiSA involve the introduction of greater limitations on the government’s right to regulate and the inclusion of potentially harmful provisions for the protection of the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection.
Forget about joining TPP
Indigenous Maori people angry about the so-called "free trade" treaty asked Mr Key to refrain from bragging about the TPP at Waitangi Day ceremonies.
La Guinée équatoriale gagne en arbitrage contre le groupe Francisco Hernando Contreras
Le tribunal arbitral du Cirdi s’est déclaré incompétent pour juger le différend qui oppose le groupe espagnol de BTP et Malabo, dans le cadre d’une procédure déclenchée en 2012.
The predators behind the TPP
Powerful corporations have been allowed to swallow the state; they have created a “predator state,” which they naturally exploit for their own expansion.
What I didn’t read in the TTIP reading room
Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin, and she has written up a report of her experience.
TPP Agreement bad for democracy, rights, public services and health
The ITUC has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) a major setback for employment and workers’ rights prospects, and signaled the determination of unions in TPP countries to oppose it.
Les traités de libre-échange sont des armes de destruction massive
De la décolonisation au Tafta
ICSID orders Argentina to pay US$136 million plus interest for contractual breaches
The ICSID, the World Bank’s international arbitration tribunal, ordered Argentina to pay 136.1 million dollars plus interest to the companies, EDF International, Saur International and León Participaciones Argentinas for breach of contract.
EU-Vietnam FTA (2016)
As published by the European Commission
Voice of protest returns to Waitangi shores
The voice of protest made its way along the Bay of Islands to its traditional home on the shores of Waitangi, to Te Tii Marae. At the centre of the protest was the TPP agreement.