Category Archives: New Generation Of Trade Agreements

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‘Incomplete And Outdated’ : EU- Ghana Trade Agreement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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ETUC & CLC Statement On CETA

The following statement has been issued by the European TUC and the Canadian Labour Congress on Thursday, October 27, 2016 The failure of the signature of CETA and the consequent postponement of the EU-Canada Summit show that our concerns were … Continue reading

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CETA trade talks collapse as Canada’s Freeland walks

Negotiations to save the Canada – EU trade deal known as CETA collapsed today when Canadian International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland walked from talks with the regional government of Wallonia in Belgium after discussion with Canada’s PM Justin Tredeau. Wallonia … Continue reading

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Leaked TiSA Documents Show Corporate Power Grab

14 October 2016  Newly published leaked documents from the top secret Trade in Services (TISA) negotiations reveal the wide scope of the deregulatory agenda and attack on democratic governance at the heart of the negotiations. The TISA negotiations currently involve … Continue reading

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