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Parliament’s TTIP vote in limbo
Next week’s vote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is in question, after the Socialists and Democrats backed down from a deal with the European People’s Party.
RCEP - draft IP text from Korea (Oct 2014)
As leaked by KEI on 3 June 2015
Matthias Fekl: ‘The EU should have its own arbitration court’
France’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl, delivered a proposal for TTIP arbitration reform in Brussels yesterday, in which he recommended the creation of a European court to settle trade disputes.
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (April 2014)
Leaked by Wikileaks
WikiLeaks releases 17 documents from Trade in Services Agreement
WikiLeaks releases today 17 secret documents from the ongoing TISA (Trade In Services Agreement) negotiations which cover the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Taiwan & Israel — which together comprise two-thirds of global GDP.
TiSA - draft annex on transparency (April 2014)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on transparency (January 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on domestic regulation (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on professional services (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on electronic commerce (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on competitive delivery services (April 2014)
Leaked by Wikileaks
TiSA - draft annex on air transport (February 2015)
Leaked by Wikileaks
Time to revisit an ASEAN-EU FTA?
On May 19, the European Union adopted a communication calling for taking “trade relations with ASEAN to a different level and working towards an ambitious region-to-region free trade agreement building on bilateral agreements between the EU and ASEAN Member States.”
EU arts policies could lead to ISDS lawsuits, admits German government
The German federal government has admitted that an EU country’s arts policies could lead to it being sued by foreign corporations before investor tribunals under trade agreements being negotiated with Canada and the US.
FTAs demand trade rule awareness
The need for businesses to learn the import and export regulations in different markets has only become more important as Viet Nam signs a slew of free trade agreements (FTAs), experts say.
UN experts voice concern over adverse impact of free trade and investment agreements on human rights
A group of UN experts have issued the following statement to express concern about the secret nature of drawing up and negotiating many of these free trade and investment agreements, such as TPP and TTIP, and the potential adverse impact of these agreements on human rights.