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Here are 10 reasons why the current European Commission proposal for regulatory cooperation poses serious risks to legislation and decision making in the public interest and is another reason why TTIP should be stopped.
The treaty-based system of investment protection has become tenuous, and change has become inevitable. Emphasising the changes resulting from resistance to a system based on neoliberal foundations, this study looks at recent developments in the area.
In many respects TPP appears essentially to be coming down to a US-Japan bilateral trade treaty that might complement the US-Japan security treaty, writes Jean-Pierre Lehmann.
Beijing and Islamabad are negotiating their FTA afresh following reservations from Pakistani industry that the previous agreement was unbalanced towards China.
An apparent Chevron whistleblower has sent Amazon Watch dozens of internal company videos showing Chevron employees and consultants manipulating evidence linked to the oil giant’s extensive contamination - and legal dispute - in Ecuador.
Since the mid 1990s, some relevant economic actors have been trying to contribute to the evolution of a massive free trade zone linking the US and Europe, two of the richest regions in the world.
Another aspect of the transatlantic trade and investment treaty (TTIP) talks is threatening to the public interest: "regulatory cooperation".
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines will appeal to the government anew to retain the existing fiscal incentive regime in an upcoming meeting under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (Jpepa).
US defense chief calls TPP one of the most important parts of the US re-balancing toward Asia-Pacific, including its military relationships.
Israel’s Ambassador to India has been pushing for the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries, adding that he is "not immensely optimistic that this will happen very soon."
The Philippines will not participate in the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) under its current government, Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported earlier this week, citing the Philippine trade chief.
The finance ministry has drafted a fresh bilateral investment protection treaty that would keep taxation measures and issuance of compulsory licences for intellectual property rights out of the sphere of arbitration while preventing foreign investors to drag India to arbitration for any dispute that has already been settled by the courts.
Rules of origin for automobile parts have emerged as a key stumbling block in Japan-US auto trade talks held as part of efforts to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, according to informed sources.
The Indian government has urged the European Union to conclude negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement, saying the parties have arrived at the point of compromise that could be upset if EU became over-ambitious.
The leaked investment chapter of the TPP looks very similar to the 2012 US Model BIT, with a few notable additions and changes to the text.
In many cases, international investment agreements have the purpose and/or effect of hijacking the international human rights system.
The potential for losses of between €25m and €45m for the beef sector from any trade deal between Europe and the US has provoked a sharp response from the Irish farm organisations.
Canada expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in April to help accelerate finalization of trade and investment agreements between the two countries, a Canadian diplomat has said.
In this video, Via Campesina leaders from Europe, US and Canada explain how new free trade agreements affect food sovereignty.