CETA

CETA Investment

France and Germany congratulate themselves on CETA investment chapter outcome as ratification countdown begins

Canada endorsed the EU’s idea of a system of international arbitration or adjudication based on pre-selected judges to deal with disputes between investors and host states in the Canada EU CETA trade deal initially concluded in September 2014.   The EU went back to Canada during the ‘legal scrubbing’ process …

CETA

In the news

CETA: EU Canada talks over potential amendments to CETAs investment chapter are “in limbo”; Canada’s Global and Mail reports. Read: both sides are waiting to see how next week’s TTIP negotiations over the EU’s plans to introduce an investment court go before speeding ahead.

CETA United States & TTIP

Germany’s centre-left party chief and economics minister Sigmar Gabriel sees party support dented over TTIP, CETA

The annual three-day party convention of the SPD, Chancellor Merkel’s junior coalition partner in government, turned out to be bruising for Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s current Vice Chancellor and economics minister.   Part of the left-wing fraction of the party criticised Gabriel for supporting TTIP and CETA, and for toeing the …

Agriculture CETA TiSA

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Israeli settlement product labelling   The EU has published guidelines for labelling of agricultural goods and cosmetics produced in Israeli settlements. Such measures already exist in individual EU member states. Now they will be applied EU-wide. The move “corresponds to the wish of the Parliament for a while”, Bernd Lange …