Category Archives: ACTA

Meet RCEP, a Trade Agreement in Asia That’s Even Worse Than TPP or ACTA

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation 10 June 2o15 It’s been a big few weeks for leaked trade agreements. Just when we thought we had seen all the leaked text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Wikileaks went ahead and published … Continue reading

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Civil Society Groups call for release of secret TPP texts after EU decision to release Trans-Atlantic trade texts

Source: Its our future 12th December 2014 “As negotiators from Australia, the US, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries meet behind closed doors in Washington, we join 48 civil society groups from around the world to call for the … Continue reading

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What is TTIP? And six reasons why the answer should scare you

Source: Independent The trade negotiations are an assault on democracy. I would vote against them except… hang on a minute, I can’t. Have you heard about TTIP? If your answer is no, don’t get too worried; you’re not meant to … Continue reading

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Testimony Prepared for the USTR Hearing on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Source: Infojustice May 28,2013 This submission is made in my personal capacity. The central point of this submission is that the TTIP negotiation should exclude intellectual property issues. It should exclude IP issues because the US trade policy lacks IP … Continue reading

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Live from the Trans Pacific Partnership: IP Chapter Shows No Sign of Resolution, End of Negotiation in 2013 Highly Unlikely

Source: Infojustice May 20,2013 LIMA – There is a strong sense in the halls of the current TPP negotiation that the end is not in sight. And one of the primary reasons for the blocked progress is a lack of … Continue reading

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Internet advocates say the TPP is the biggest threat yet to open web

Source: The Verge May 14,2013 Closed-door meetings mean no one knows for sure how damaging the final treaty will be. Tomorrow in Lima, representatives from 11 countries are gathering to hammer out something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s an international … Continue reading

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Canada-EU trade talks hung up on beef market access issue

Source: CBC News May 10,2013 Matthias Brinkmann, the EU’s ambassador to Canada, told reporters Thursday that as with most international trade negotiations, agricultural commodities have proven to be a late stumbling block. (Handout/European External Action Service)

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