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TTIP, tax havens contribute to extreme global inequality
TTIP perpetuate inequality because of their secrecy and preference for the interests of the wealthy over financial regulations and labor rights.
The TPP will cost Canada 58,000 jobs — and won’t grow the economy
New study shows that Canada can expect a mere 0.28 per cent increase to GDP growth and will lead to 58,000 net job losses over the next ten years.
India-EU trade pact: Negotiators discuss outstanding issues
Chief negotiators of India and EU took stock of "outstanding issues", including duty cut on automobiles and movement of professionals, that have held up talks on the proposed free trade agreement.
Free trade? CFIB finds it’s easier to import from the U.S. than to export to it if you are a small business
Suzanne Paquin Leylekian regularly imports materials from Finland, China and other countries with which Canada has no free trade agreement.
Dangerous regulatory duet
How transatlantic regulatory cooperation under TTIP will allow bureaucrats and big business to attack the public interest.
Interview: End of US crude oil export ban – consequences for TTIP and the climate
The EU has been advocating an end of this ban as part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. The EU wants to be able to import US oil for energy security reasons and set global rules for energy markets.
TPPA briefing to NGOs by Ms. Sanya Reid Smith
Ms. Reid Smith analyses the implications of trade agreements on economic and social sectors and various policies in developing countries.
PACER Plus flexibility on regulating ’misleading’
The Pacific Network on Globalisation, or PANG, says it begs to differ with comments by the Chief Trade Advisor for the Pacific Island countries that PACER Plus agreement will allow members countries to regulate.
FTA with Malaysia this year: Tofail
Bangladesh plans to sign a free trade agreement with Malaysia this year to boost bilateral trade, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday.
MSF warns on EU/India trade talks
As reported in Indian media, senior officials from the European Commission and India are expected to meet today in Brussels to hold talks on resuming negotiations on the proposed European Union-India free trade agreement.
Big business orders its pro-TTIP arguments from these think tanks
Think tanks present themselves as independent providers of arguments, facts, and figures in the ideologically charged debate on TTIP, the pending free trade agreement between the U.S. and the EU. But is that really the case?
The geopolitics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a US imperial strategy
It is a trade deal that seeks to buttress the dominant role of the United States in shaping the political and economic world order by fending off a formidable challenger like China. At its very core, TPPA is geopolitical.
PNG Trade Minister opposes PACER Plus
Papua New Guinea’s government says it will not support the PACER Plus regional agreement on closer economic relations.
Government’s taxation decision can’t be contested under Bilateral Investment Treaty
The new Bilateral Investment Treaty will ensure that no decision taken by the government with regard to taxation matters is dragged into arbitration.
UK businesses say “no” to EU-US trade deal
Leading UK business owners launched Business Against TTIP - a business-led initiative and response to the serious dangers posed to UK businesses by a new EU-US trade deal.
DPJ set to block Abe government’s push to ratify TPP in current Diet session
The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan is considering blocking moves by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact during the current Diet session, a senior DPJ lawmaker said Friday.
FDIs Or Economic Partnerships?
When talking of economic development, foreign investments could be easily defined as a major portion of the base foundation of a country’s economy. In the modern era, countries extend their partnerships with the counterparts by initiating various investment strategies and by opening up their local markets and industries for global investors.
The ICSID Convention enters into force in Iraq
The ICSID Convention entered into force in Iraq on 17 December 2015. This comes after Iraq signed the ICSID Convention and deposited its instrument of ratification on 17 November 2015 to become the Convention’s 160th signatory State.
Pakistan sends request to EEU on creation of free trade area
Pakistan has sent another request to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) about creating a free trade area, Eurasian Economic Commission Trade Minister Andrey Slepnev said Wednesday.
Textile woes: PRGMEA expresses concern over EU-Vietnam FTA
The Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has cautioned the government to address the issues of the value-added textile sector, as the continued drop in exports may further widen due to Vietnam and European Union’s (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA).