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Meet RCEP, a trade agreement in Asia that’s even worse than TPP or ACTA
It’s been a big few weeks for leaked trade agreements. Just when we thought we had seen all the leaked text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Wikileaks went ahead and published some more yesterday. And on the same day, a leaked draft of the intellectual property chapter of yet another trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was leaked by Knowledge Ecology International (KEI).
TPP stakes are high, so harden up
There has never been any doubt that the United States, and especially the US Congress, wields ultimate power over the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Gov’t submits bills on ratification of new FTAs with China, Vietnam, New Zealand
The South Korean government said Friday that it has asked the parliament to ratify the country’s bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with China that was signed earlier in the week, apparently demonstrating its firm resolution to quickly implement what it has called one of the most significant trade deals it has ever signed.
‘Negotiators working overtime to seal India-Australia FTA’
Indian and Australian negotiators were working overtime for the proposed free trade agreement, Australian High Commissioner to India Patrick Michael Suckling said here on Thursday.
Latest Wikileaks dump raises concerns for regulation in Australia
A new dump of leaked secretive trade deal documents on WikiLeaks reveals an international agreement could prevent future Australian governments from introducing regulations around licensing, qualifications and technical standards, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Official urges signing of Taiwan-EU investment accord
Duh Tyzz-jiun (杜紫軍), minister of the National Development Council (NDC), Thursday called for both Taiwan and the European Union to expedite the process of signing a bilateral investment agreement (BIA).
Taiwan needs regulatory reform to qualify for TPP: AmCham Taipei
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei, 台北美國商會) urged the Taiwanese government Thursday to quickly prepare Taiwan’s candidacy for second-round entry into the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc.
Pacific Civil Society Swings Out Against Free Trade Agreement
Fourteen Pacific Island Forum countries are currently locked in negotiations with their two largest economic neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, to forge a new regional free trade agreement called ‘PACER Plus’, which supporters believe will boost economic growth in the region.
Malaysia, GCC To Resume FTA Talks
Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will resume talks on a free trade agreement this year, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
RCEP - draft IP text from Japan (2014)
as leaked by KEI on 10 Feb 2015
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