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    Jennifer Jones:

    Honestly, I expect a higher standard of reporting from the Guardian.
    Let me say at the outset I am no fan of ISDS, but to claim that "ISDS provisions allow foreign corporations to sue the Australian government in an international tribunal if they think the government has introduced or changed laws that significantly hurt their interests" is at the very least, outrageous hyperbole.
    ISDS provisions only allow corporations to bring actions if a Government acts in a manner inconsistent with its treaty obligations that is contrary to the interests of the corporation - so you left out the critically important bit.
    The problem with nonsense reporting like this is that it actually undermines the credibility of legitimate and well informed anti-ISDS advocacy, as we all get tarred with the same hyperbolic, scare-mongering brush.
    Next time, do your homework please.

    Ahmed Salem:

    Danish MPs should listen to native Western Saharawi not to algeria diplomats&DK NGOs funded by algeria like Afrika Kontakt. NGOs sponsored by algeria will look for the status quo to keep the algerian sponsorship: human absurdity!

    Jess Chesnut:

    HELP...This could be the wake up call needed to publicize the issues on how these new generation trade (NOT) deals will inflict corporate control on the everyday happenings of everyday people. We need to safeguard the MUSH group.

    ignasi orobitg gene:

    very briefly
    TTIP want to change the rights of citizens by customer

    Nicolas Roux:
    Jotay point net:

    Très beau article mais la prochaine fois ayez l’amabilité de nous cité quand vous reprenez nos photo

    Marcelo Maciel:

    En español. El arbitraje en este caso será el camino que deberá seguirse. Otro caso, de mayor envergadura es el caso de la tabacalera Philips Morris contra el gobierno de ROU.

    En el marco del convenio de inversiones sin dudas este acuerdo es fuente de derecho entre los dos países. ( EEUU-ROU)


    All is well thought, but money makes the world go round - money of a minority. And they make the rules.

    Silvia Rodriguez Cervantes:

    El artículo quedó cortado.... me quede esperando mas sobre como el TPP hace que los indígenas no controlen mas sus semillas, al igual que la consulta indigena...

    Mohamed Oudebji:

    J’ai apprécié fortement la qualité scientifique de votre brève note. Est-il possible d’avoir les Email de Adriana Homolova, Eva Schram et Frank Mulder ??
    I am Professor of International Investment Law and Trade at the Faculty of Law and Economics in university of Marrakech in Morocco.
    Let me mention that I am an expert (in French language) of UNCTAD in the field of International Investment Agreements (IIA) since 2003. Moreover I was an expert, between 2003 and 2007, of the « WTO’s Institute on Technical Assistance » in area of Trade and Investment (in French), for the region of African French Speaking Countries.
    Je dois vous indiquer que j’avais participé à une Conférence organisée conjointement par l’African Association of International Law and New York Forum Africa, au début septembre 2015 au Gabon. Le thème était International Law and Economic Development in Africa. Aussi, j’avais participé (1 et 2 décembre à Djibouti) à une conférence intitulée « The Rule of Law and Investment. Investigating Motors for Development».

    Prof. Oudebji Mohamed
    Email :
    Mobile Phone : 212 6 64 52 28 66

    Nicolas Roux:

    The issue comes from their site. They seem to have removed the content.

    Pohiva Tuionetoa:

    Do you have a better option for FICs to replace PACERplus?


    Does this NAFTA judicial panel allow reporters in to these hearings? How could someone like me (from far away from Toronto) get info on the final ruling? Is there a contact person please?

    Evert-Jan Brouwer:

    The link to IFPRI’s discussion paper does not work. Can you provide the correct link?


    @Garrett Workman, we also filed a freedom of information request at the USTR. This is where we obtained the information mentioned in the article. Before release these documents were redacted by the FOIA team to prevent making any information public where (quote) "disclosure would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."


    I’m not sure how an EU Freedom of Information Act request gave you access to my private communications with USTR, but I feel this is a violation of my "fundamental right" to data privacy.


    Uno de los artículos sobre el TTIP más completos y claros que he leído en los últimos meses.

    Quizá le añadiría algún ejemplo real más de las consecuencias que tienen los tratados ya firmados, para que se viera que la oposición a estos tratados no se basan en artificios o ideológicos, sino en realidades contundentes y demostrables.

    Lily Habash:

    I think this is a very important milestone in EU position vis a vis settlement products, but we have to have a very realistic reading of the EU decision and manage our expectations from the Commission. The decision is neither calling for a boycott nor sanctions, and does not seem to go into that direction. Rather, it is a sort of an awareness tool for the European consumer and leaves the implementation of any measures to the discretion of the country level decision maker. It has no legally binding mechanism!

    It will take a strong effort to make the shift in position at the decision making level in the commission from one side, and also work on better standards for Palestinian export oriented products from the other. The EU market is highly competitive and there is a need to revise the current list of Palestinian products to enter into EU within the current trade arrangments. We also need to see how we can compete with the listed "Israeli settlement labeled products provided by the EU decision". For example, are they the same as the Palestinian list or not), this is in addition to making a comparative assessment of competiteveness of Palestinian products with imports from other European and non-European countries that have trade agreements with the EU.

    Ronald S Osborne:

    The NAFTA trade deal has been a disaster for the so called middle class and indeed most workers In the USA as well as Canada.
    The TPP will only cap that off It is a myth that trade deals "create " jobs totally untrue Trade deals actually destroy good family supporting jobs AND of course the taxes those people pay.. Rather strange "destroy tax paying jobs then giving to corporations who are good at avoiding taxes "
    There is little value in Trade deals for the vast majority of people which is of course MOST of us. The TPP will only add to that disaster

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