Sectors & issues

Insight: How the EU intends to fast-track its multilateral investment court plans
In-depth briefings ISDS ICS

Insight: How the EU intends to fast-track its multilateral investment court plans

The EU Commission is preparing the ground for negotiations towards a multilateral investment court – MIC. Member states will be working on a negotiating mandate in the coming weeks and months. Nikos Lavranos explains that the Commission hopes to fast-track the process by taking the so-called ‘Mauritius approach’.    On …

Disputes & TDI FTAs & Bilateral ties

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, …

Insight: EU ramps up sustainable development in post-CETA trade agreements
Energy & Environment FTAs & Bilateral ties Social & human rights

Insight: EU ramps up sustainable development in post-CETA trade agreements

Draft trade agreements currently under negotiation show the EU is ramping up its chapters on trade and sustainable development. One remaining open question is if these chapters will lead to a dispute settlement process that could lead to suspension of commercial preferences.   The EU released the latest draft chapters …