Category Archives: New Generation Of Trade Agreements

China is repurposing TPP to build an even bigger and more secretive trade deal

By Tony Burke The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was dubbed ‘the biggest trade deal you have never heard of’ because it was being negotiated behind closed doors with little public information available. Covering twelve ‘Pacific Rim’ countries, trade unions in the … Continue reading

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JEFTA – The Trade Deal You May Not Have Not Heard Of

By Tony Burke With Donald Trump sinking the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) and with the EU – US Trade Deal (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) seemingly on ice – and the Brexit bound UK government talking trade … Continue reading

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Another Corporate Atttack Is Looming

By Adrian Weir After US President Donald Trump killed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and put the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on hold, can the coalition standing against the corporate power grab stand easy? Beyond Trump’s trade representative … Continue reading

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TUC Response To EU Proposals For Multilateral Investment Court

The TUC has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on proposals for a multilateral court for investment agreements.  The TUC submission states that this proposal should be rejected due to the fact it would undermine domestic legal systems and pose significant … Continue reading

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Unfair EU-Canada Trade Deal – Wrong Response To Trump

by Pia Eberhardt Ahead of next week’s Ceta vote in the European Parliament, its proponents are touting the EU-Canada agreement as “the most progressive trade deal ever”. They claim Ceta will be a blueprint for a fair, social and environmentally-friendly … Continue reading

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Statement by CTUF on Donald Trump & Free Trade Agreements

Donald Trump pulled the plug on the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal last week – with apparently the rather elderly North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade … Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Releases Blueprint On Rewriting NAFTA To Benefit Working People

Following Donald Trump’s election in the USA the AFL-CIO has released a blueprint for how to rewrite NAFTA to benefit working families. This is in response to Trump’s many campaign speeches in which he said that the North American Free … Continue reading

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Workers Uniting Statement: CETA Is Not A Model For A Progressive Trade System

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‘Incomplete And Outdated’ : EU- Ghana Trade Agreement

by Jude Kirton Darling The EU’s trade deal with Ghana may not have made headlines, but it threatens to undermine the Sustainable Development Goals and West African economic integration, writes Jude Kirton-Darling. While all trade campaigners, officials and policy-makers have … Continue reading

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CETA: ISDS Clauses Still Being Written

According to reports from the Office of Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland Canada and the European Union have still not nailed downthe investor-state court system (ISDS Clauses) in the recently signed CETA-EU trade deal. The investment court, which would allow … Continue reading

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