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While the agreement was being negotiated, the US Trade Representative stated that a much-criticized arbitration process included in the TPP would not apply to intellectual property. Turns out, it does apply to IP.
The resolution calls for an international forum on the implementation of measures to better protect the rights of sovereign countries from exploitative multinationals.
The South Korean parliament, during a plenary session, ratified the country’s free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
Global trade deals like TTIP and TPP will lead to an increase in greenhouse gases and negate any agreement on climate change
At a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Somkid said Japan had pledged to support Thailand joining the much-touted Trans-Pacific Partnership.
India’s inclusion in APEC is hoped to further integrate the Indian economy into the Asia-Pacific economic milieu as well as boost its ‘Act East Policy’.
Trade where we don’t really get anything in return isn’t really ’trade’ at all.
The Natural Resources Defense Council has projected that Europe could be receiving 700,000 barrels of tar sands bitumen a day by 2020.
"Our state-owned enterprises will be in under serious threat because until now they are under protective policies such as government tender"
An influx of skilled foreign workers is expected under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the agreement also makes it easier for Canadians to work abroad. Whether the gains and losses will balance themselves out in Canada is up for debate among experts.
For India, the U.S.-driven Trans Pacific Partnership will skew investment and intellectual property rights, and especially the debate over the Investor State Dispute System which allows companies to challenge soverign rights and public policy.
Rival parties clashed over the delayed ratification of a free trade agreement signed between South Korea and China
The European Union will abolish its tariffs on automobiles only if Japan liberalizes its agricultural sector under a free trade agreement currently being negotiated, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom
Thailand is "highly likely" to decide to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal (TPP), Thai deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said.
In a significant development for Indian arbitration law, the President of India has formally adopted the Arbitration and Conciliation Ordinance 2015, which will bring about major and long-awaited reforms to arbitration in India.
The focus on the ISDS has diverted attention from another institutional development, namely, the equally important and equally dangerous ‘Regulatory Cooperation’.
’Death on a plate: TTIP, meat inspections and your food’ features the testimony of a mother whose daughter died from eating contaminated meat and comments by a government meat inspector and others in the food industry.
Documents and emails obtained by the Guardian reveal ‘collusion’ between Brussels and industry over the fossil fuel push in free trade negotiations.
Perenco Ecuador Limited (Perenco)—a French-owned oil and gas company—and the Republic of Ecuador have been involved in arbitration since 2008 under the France–Ecuador bilateral investment treaty (BIT).
A recent Thai Cabinet resolution relaxes the restriction on arbitration clauses in some public contracts.