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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)
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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.
EU-Japan FTA: Basic agreement to be reached by end 2015
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk, and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed last Friday (29 May) to accelerate negotiations over a long-deadlocked Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan.
MEPs call for safeguard clause in TTIP to protect EU farmers
The EU should be able to close markets to specific US agricultural goods if an increase in imports threatened to cause serious harm to domestic food production, say MEPs.
WikiLeaks issues call for $100,000 bounty on monster trade treaty
Today WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a $100,000 reward for America’s Most Wanted Secret: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
Matiza warns Zanu PF Bippa farm invaders
A governernment official has warned Zanu PF supporters against invading commercial farms covered under Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (Bippas) with foreign governments
Trade Ministers of 16 countries to meet in July to clinch RCEP
Trade Ministers of 16 countries, including India, may meet in July in Kuala Lumpur to iron out issues related to the mega trade deal – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
US DoE grants export authorisation for Alaska LNG Project
Alaska can now export liquified natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the US does not have a free trade agreement - such as Japan, Taiwan, China and India.
Australian MPs allowed to see top-secret trade deal text but can’t reveal contents for four years
Australian politicians have been told they can view the current confidential negotiating text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, but only if they agree not to divulge anything they see for four years, despite expectations the deal could be finalised within months.
INTA Report "Recommendations to the European Commission on TTIP"
The European Parliament’s INTA Committee has recently voted on a recommendations for the European Commission regarding the TTIP negotiations.
Trade deal warning over EU exit
Norway says TTIP could cause "issues" for UK if it pulls out of EU