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US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
"TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan: Joining TPP?
More countries in Asia appear ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, most likely as members of the second round of nations joining the deal.
TTIP: Why we are asking for an immediate suspension? With a sense of urgency !
Human rights organizations have joined the broad Belgian coalition of the trade union confederations, mutuality’s, consumer organizations and environmental and development umbrella NGOs and are asking for an immediate suspension of the TTIP negotiations.
What’s at stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds
For those uninitiated in the world of international arbitration, below is the primer of the issues at play in the South Korea-Lone Star Funds arbitration.
AFTINET: Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myths and Realities document, June 2015
The Australian government misrepresents the claims of critics and fails to address substantial criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership, says civil society network AFTINET.
TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments
International Trade Committee MEPs on Monday paved the way for a plenary vote on the European Parliament’s draft recommendations for Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiators, by retabling the June plenary amendments which had been referred back for reconsideration.
Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law
President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts.
Canada targets FTA with Philippines within the year
The Canadian government wants to hold exploratory talks with the Philippines for a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) within the year, to cover as much ground as possible before an upcoming change in administration.
EU, India aim to resume stalled FTA talks in August
India and the European Union have set a tentative August date for the resumption of stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement, with both sides keen to break the deadlock, outgoing commerce secretary Rajeev Kher said on Monday.
Effects of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
Advantages and disadvantages of free trade between USA and Peru.
"TTIP free" zones
List of pages where you can find out which cities/towns/regions have declared themselves as TTIP-free, by country
Both sides of the Pacific - Via Campesina members oppose TPP
On both sides of the Pacific, peasants, family farmers, and rural workers reject the extension of neoliberal policies
India rejects Cairn’s arbitration on tax dispute
The government of India has rejected Cairn Energy UK’s plea for an arbitration over Rs 10,247-crore tax dispute saying taxation is not covered under the UK-India Investment Promotion and Protection Treaty.
What Palestine needs is for Europe to honour its own agreements
What we, as Palestinians, are asking from Europe is nothing more than that the EU protects their own 20-year-long investment in the two-state solution by respecting its own obligations under domestic and international law.
ISDS: Who wins more, investors or states?
Despite the oft-heard refrain that “states ‘win’ ISDS disputes more often than they lose,” it is the investors that have actually won most of the time: 72 per cent of the decisions on jurisdiction, and 60 per cent of cases decided on the merits.
’Nein Danke’ — smaller German firms see US trade deal as threat
Small and medium-sized companies known as the ’Mittelstand’ that account for 89 percent of Germany’s exporters are skeptical of the trade deal being hammered out between Brussels and Washington.
Congress hands Harper a political hornets’ nest with TPP
Canadian dairy and poultry farm lobbies are fast mobilizing to oppose the deal (or at least extract vast amounts of compensation) and it has all the hallmarks of becoming a major election issue in rural Quebec and Ontario ridings.
TPP ’cold war taking place by proxy’
The Trans Pacific Partnership is a ’’geopolitical contest’’ between the United States and China, University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says.
Lawmakers are using trade rules to blacklist critics of Israel
Legislation to fast track new trade pacts specifically targets supporters of the BDS movement against the Israeli occupation.
Queensland Nationals threaten revolt if TPP is sugar-free
Queensland Nationals MPs will refuse to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement unless it opens up significant new ­export opportunities for the Australian sugar industry.