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Shallow justifications for TPPA
Catherine Beard claims there is no problem with the ability of corporations to sue the New Zealand government in offshore tribunals for loss of profits under the TPPA. She bases this on "commissioned research" from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER).
The GNWT’s dangerous affair with China
Why FIPA makes the territorial government’s hot pursuit of trade with this superpower toxic for the North.
Is investor-state dispute settlement legal? A plea for EU judges to check
We have severe doubts that ISDS is compatible with EU law, as we show in our new study.
International trade: UN expert calls for abolition of Investor-State dispute settlement arbitrations
Trade must be made to work for human rights and development and not against them,” the United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, has said
India must resist US pressure on generic drugs, African leaders to tell Modi
So far, the NDA government has been a mute spectator to the US pharma strategy of forcing Indian generics manufacturers to produce only what is required for Indian consumers and abandon the export of cheap drugs to Africa
USITC Report on India (#2) now available
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has published a report on IPR policy transparency by India’s new government
Indonesia ’not ready’ to join TPP
Joining the TPP might put Southeast Asia’s largest economy in an inferior position in relation to other members of the TPP and the world more broadly.
Do we need investment treaties?
The essential purpose of investment treaties is to promote and protect foreign investment. This view is likely to be the reasoning of Indonesia when making bilateral investment treaties.
Edgewater responds to Galician Government statements concerning its mining concessions at the Corcoesto Gold Project, Spain
Edgewater and Corcoesto intend to exercise all available remedies to protect the rights and the interests of their shareholders, including international arbitration.
Food giant Metcash targets China’s middle class in online push
Australia’s largest food and liquor wholesaler is looking to Chinese middle-class shoppers to boost its fortunes, setting up space in one of China’s largest online shopping malls as part of a broader push into a huge market that is increasingly infatuated with Australia brands and produce.
No cheaper milk despite NZ FTA
Consumer prices of dairy products imported from New Zealand will most likely remain at the current level although the free trade agreement (FTA) between the southern country and Malaysia will fully kick off in 2016.
Trade deals boosting climate change: the food factor
New trade deals like CETA, TPP and TTIP will likely increase the production, trade and consumption of industrial food, with important implications in terms of climate change.
A European (Fairy) Tale?
With the signing of the secret TAFTA agreements, the EU might very well be embarking on a cruise that would seal the fate of Europe as we know it.
In brief – TTIP: where we stand
TTIP negotiation round 11 was held in Miami, Florida: short overview of where we stand in the negotiations, issue area by issue area.
Full steam ahead for RCEP trade deal
Of the 35% of total products not included in the initial agreement, RCEP members are expected to gradually cut tariffs to zero within 10 years after 2017 for 20%
Lawyer claims part of new trade deal ‘creates an alternative court system’
Parts of a controversial new trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States are illegal, it has been claimed.
Internet transformed under TPP, advocates tell Trudeau
Secret trade deal invites censorship? Leak suggests it, says digital rights group.
TTIP: EU negotiators appear to break environmental pledge in leaked draft
As Miami talks wind up, environmental safeguards are ‘virtually non-existent’ in trade deal negotiating text for sustainable development, lawyers say
EU-ECOWAS EPA: annex C on customs duties on products originating in the European Union (Oct 2015)
As released by the European Commission
EU-ECOWAS EPA: consolidated text (Oct 2015)
As released by the European Commission