EU FTAs & bilateral ties

Enforcement of FTAs: lessons for TPP and new trade agreements
Asia Free comment Trade defence

Enforcement of FTAs: lessons for TPP and new trade agreements

In its communication on the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) Washington insists on the fact that the agreement is ‘enforceable’. ‘Enforceability’ involves a strong and trusted dispute settlement mechanism. If experience of previous trade agreements is to offer any guidance, enforceability of TPP cannot be taken for granted. The stakes are high for regional …

Germany United States & TTIP

Anti TTIP ‘Campact’ pressure group under scrutiny over tax advantages

Political pressure is mounting on Campact, the German campaign group known for organising anti TTIP rallies and campaigns, the German newspaper FAZ reports.   The group is behind the October 2015 anti TTIP rally that gathered 200000 demonstrators in Berlin and coordinated a 3 million-signature European petition against TTIP. The …

In-depth briefings United States & TTIP

Monthly briefing: Can TTIP meet TPP? The EU’s labour and environment chapters in its FTAs

“We’ve worked with our TPP parties to raise labor and environmental standards …. and there’s no reason we can’t do that with the EU and take it even further, whether it’s on human trafficking or wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, illegal fishing, protections against the worst forms of child labor. There …

EU FTAs & bilateral ties India LatAm & Caribbean Mercosur Philippines South Asia & ASEAN

New EU FTA moves underway: Philippines, India, Mercosur

Another ASEAN milestone   The EU and the Philippines have now officialised their wish to enter into free trade agreement talks, after initial exploratory discussions were finalised. A first round of negotiations is scheduled in “the first half of 2016”, the Commission announced.   The Philippines, a member of the …