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What are the next steps for investment protection in South Africa, as the country draws up new legislation governing foreign direct investment following the termination of a number of bilateral investment treaties?
Emma Woodford from the Health and Trade Network examines SDG3 on health and well-being and questions if its targets are achievable given the damaging nature of legally binding trade agreements being simultaneously negotiated by SDG signatories.
Arrested from hotel demanding to see the secret "death sentence clause"
Latin American integration has caused rivers of ink to flow and provoked endless torrents of rhetoric. However, a significant issue still remains unresolved.
Despite the deep irony of free trade agreements being subverted to codify and extend anti-competitive monopoly rights the joining of enhanced intellectual property rights (IPRs) and strengthened investor rights is creating a wild-west opportunity for unbounded corporate power.
Often times, we hear that the “right to regulate” will be guaranteed under TTIP. Isn’t this the strongest indication that this right might come under pressure?
Canada will likely be left out of a new system proposed by the European Union for settling disputes between countries and corporations—at least for now.
Farmers in Ontario and Quebec fear that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could spell the end of the supply management system that keeps their operations profitable.
Rankin acted on behalf of an American mining corporation in its successful bid to sue Canada using NAFTA.
The Commission for Economic Policy of the EU Committee of the Regions held an external meeting whose agenda was the adoption of the draft opinionson the local and regional dimension of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).
The next round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations will see India putting up initial offers for tariff elimination in goods.
This briefing finds significant ICSID bias in favour of corporations and commercial interests by analysing ICSID overall and by looking at a specific case brought by a global mining corporation against El Salvador.
The European Commission wants the new Investment Court System (ICS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to be co-financed from the EU budget only, Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director-General at DG Trade has told MEPs.
El Salvador is defending itself against a US$301m lawsuit filed after it blocked a mining project to protect the country’s heavy-polluted water supply. The imminent verdict will set a precedent amid a growing trend of companies suing governments when they can’t exploit their natural resources.
Governments around the globe are currently engaged in the biggest burst of trade and investment treaty negotiations since the 1990s. This new wave of trade deals is primarily being negotiated by governments and corporations in complete secrecy.
New Zealand’s Parliament approved the Tariff (Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea) Amendment Bill on September 24, 2015.
Most free trade agreements signed by the United States, the European Union and the members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) contain chapters on intellectual property rights that expand the rights recognized to pharmaceutical companies.
An internal European assessment shows talks stalled on key issues.
Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey is challenging an “unlawful” government decision to deny an official trade document request.
Leaked details of the TPP suggest Canada’s public broadcaster could be forced into privatization, according to analysts.