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In brief: Australia, New Zealand, new TDI method, Singapore FTA

The European Parliament’s INTA committee adopted the following reports today (12 October 2017): Start of EU Australia and New Zealand  free trade agreement negotiations – Rapporteur Daniel Caspary: 38 in favour, 5 against, 1 absention Definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks – Rapporteur Nicola Danti – 35 in favour, …

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Comment: Separation of investment from trade agreements could delay FTA pipeline

The Commission has been following up on the May 2017 Court of Justice of the EU’s Opinion 2/15 regarding the division of competences between the EU and the member states of different aspects of the EU Singapore free trade agreement concluded in 2014.   This process could delay the ratification …

Exclusive: David Martin on Scotland, Brexit and EU ASEAN trade
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Exclusive: David Martin on Scotland, Brexit and EU ASEAN trade

  David Martin talks to Hermine Donceel about Scotland after Brexit and EU ASEAN trade relations. Scotland could end up voting to leave the United Kingdom and should be allowed to join EFTA, the MEP reckons. As to EU ASEAN relations, the EU must pay more attention to human rights and …

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Advocate General says BITs with Singapore can only be terminated by member states

The EU Singapore FTA is the first practical test case for the termination of bilateral investment treaties signed by the European countries before 2009 – the year of entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty. Twelve member states have BITs in place with Singapore. These treaties cover investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement. …

Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics
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Comment: The Advocate General’s opinion on the Singapore FTA is a pyrrhic victory for Europe’s trade-sceptics

  If the Court of Justice rules on the lines offered by the European Court of Justice’s Advocate-General’s opinion released on 21 December 2016, the EU will not be able to sign modern trade agreements that include namely social and environmental standards, writes Christofer Fjellner.   Last October’s debacle during which Wallonia …