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Regional agreements gaining steam
While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions.
US free trade critics, supporters kick off battle for public opinion
Supporters and critics of free trade are readying for a bitter battle this year over major free trade deals and legislation to fast-track trade agreements through the US Congress.
Lowest common denominator: EU-US trade deal threatens to lower standards of protection from toxic pesticides
A new analysis exposes how the American and European pesticide industry is using ongoing EU-US trade negotiations to lower human health and environmental standards in order to increase trade in toxic pesticides.
Lifting of US beef ban ’not a TTIP trade off’, EU says
The United States’ decision to lift its long-standing ban on EU beef imports is not a trade-off as part of the ongoing transatlantic free-trade talks, the European Commission has said.
International treaties that loom against the rights of the working class (I): TTIP
The context of negotiations, the origins of the TTIP and its new model of labor relations.
China FTA
If any further proof were required that too much emotion in our relationship with Beijing is harmful to our interests, the disclosures from the ongoing review of Pakistan’s Free Trade Agreement with China ought to be sufficient.
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft provisions on competition (March 2014)
Published by the European Commission
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft on technical barriers to trade (TBT) (March 2014)
As published by the European Commission
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft on small and medium-sized enterprises(May 2014)
As published by the European Commission
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft on sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) (September 2015)
Published by the European Commission
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft on dispute settlement (March 2014)
As published by the European Commission
India delays economic cooperation deal talks
The Indian government has turned down Taiwan’s request to take a further step in advancing an economic cooperation agreement for the time being as it focuses on joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.
EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft provisions on subsidies (March 2014)
Published by the European Commission
Analysis shows TTIP consequences insignificant for Slovenia
Preliminary findings of an analysis of potential trade liberalisation with the US show that consequences for Slovenia’s economy would be relatively small but mostly negative, eliminating jobs in the private sector.
European Commission publishes TTIP legal texts as part of transparency initiative
The European Commission today published a raft of texts setting out EU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) it is negotiating with the US.
Economic Partnership Agreements: Still a divisive issue
The opportunities that these agreements offer to Cameroon cannot counteract the threats of a loss in customs revenue, the risk of weakening the integration process and increased competition from EU products, experts say.
Indonesia mulls canceling trade pact with Japan after years of deficit
Indonesia is considering a halt to the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, as the deal fails to boost the Southeast Asian country’s trade with Japan since it has posted a deficit for every year since 2008.
Cornish pasty ’at risk’ from EU-US trade deal
The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could mean that the EU may not be able to uphold laws that protect regional foods
Pak: Industry’s concerns over cheap goods conveyed to China
Pakistan has asked China, under the Pak-China FTA, for compensation for losses it is incurring due to massive import of Chinese products.