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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP
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After Malmström in Berlin – German government not likely to oppose ISDS in CETA and TTIP

After European trade commissioner Malmström’s visit to Berlin on Monday, the likelihood that the Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) finalised last September will be derailed because of German opposition to its investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clauses appears extremely low. So are the odds that Germany will oppose ISDS in the ongoing transatlantic trade and investment partnership …

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road
Asia Investment

EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road

[sh_light_text ]The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week. Both want to conclude an agreement that mutually opens markets and better protects investors’ rights. But negotiations will likely be protracted and Beijing does not appear to prioritise this deal with Brussels, Jennifer Freedman …

Mega-regionals muddy investment-protection landscape
Investment

Mega-regionals muddy investment-protection landscape

[sh_light_text ]Mega-regional trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may complicate rules designed to protect investors, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development says.[/sh_light_text] By Jennifer Freedman