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Uruguay withdraws from TiSA, strikes a symbolic blow against the trade deal ratchet
TISA completes the unholy trinity of global trade agreements that also includes TPP and TAFTA/TTIP. Between the three of them, they sew up just about every aspect of trade in both goods and services — the latter being TISA’s particular focus.
German Bundestag not happy about being kept out of ttip reading room in Berlin
The parliamentary representatives expressed concerns about limitations with regard to the current mechanisms to allow for access for members of national parliaments.
EU-US trade deal mustn’t stifle calls for Israel boycott, say unions
More than 150 organizations from across Europe are vowing to resist efforts by the United States to stifle campaigns for Palestinian rights by means of a controversial trade deal.
Free trade treaty ratification rests squarely on Executive
The government has a number of options to get the contentious China Australia Free Trade Agreement over the line.
China-Maldives sign MOU for free trade pact
The second meeting of the Maldives-China Joint Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation ended with the signing of the MOU between both countries to begin discussions of the Maldives-China free trade agreement.
NAFTA impact: your Oreo cookies made in Mexico, not Chicago
Starting soon, as a result of the firm’s drive for higher profits and lower wages, your Oreo cookies will be made in Mexico, not Chicago. And it’s all thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Nothing is agreed yet—we can still stop the TPP’s copyright trap
No matter how far advanced the parties are towards agreeing on repressive copyright rules, it is still not too late for them to turn back.
TPP protesters occupy Prime Minister’s office
A small group of protesters against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal briefly occupied the Prime Minister’s electoral office in Auckland this morning
HR standard and investor liability in the new model of Indonesian BITs
The Government plan to reassess the 64 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) that have been signed by Indonesia immediately.
Commission won’t ask EU judges to decide on legality of ISDS
The European Commission will not ask EU judges to decide on the legality of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in free trade agreements.
Tripartite FTA’s sugar industries vow to eliminate trade associated problems
In a bid to eliminate possible problems associated with sugar trade in Africa’s new trade agreement, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), sugar industries of the bloc have resolved to speak in one unified voice.
Rap tune describes the threat of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP).
What’s really at stake if the China FTA falls through
Economic modelling demonstrates the gain in economic welfare from the three North Asian FTAs will be modest.
Venezuela loses US refinery as ConocoPhillips ICC award enforced in US court
A U.S. Federal Court has upheld U.S. enforcement of an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration agreeing that U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips has the right to take Venezuela state oil company PDVSA’s 50% stake.
Lawmaker claims Korean agriculture sector will sustain much more damage than Government estimates
The Korea-China FTA will increase agricultural imports from China while scaling down Korea’s farming production.
EEU aims to strengthen trade with ASEAN
Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said the EEU acknowledged Southeast Asia’s vast economic potential and was looking at expanding free trade agreements (FTAs) with ASEAN member states.
BIT template given final touches by BoI
The Board of Investment (BoI) has given final touches to a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mediation would be made compulsory.
RCEP pact: Commerce Ministry to hold consultations with industry on goods
With negotiations on the mega trade deal RCEP at an advance stage, the Commerce Ministry will hold stakeholders’ consultation with industry.
Uruguay: governing coalition rejects TISA’s negotiations
The ruling progressivist coalition Broad Front overwhelmingly decided to withdraw Uruguay from the negotiations on the supra-national trade-deal TISA (Trade in Services Agreement).
COMESA prepares for regional trade facilitation
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has conducted training workshops for stakeholders in transit trade in preparation for the implementation of regional trade facilitation instruments.