Tag Archives: USA

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP

  “If you have friends or colleagues who would might be new to the topic of how dangerous the investor state dispute settlement process is for not just regulation but national sovereignity, this Real News Network show provides a fine introduction. Even though this short but crisp segment will be largely old hat to regular… Continue reading »

Brussels gags and threatens MEPs

MEPs wishing to read the recently published agricultural chapter of the TTIP agreement are being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements and have been threatened with massive fines if they publicly disclose what they have read. According to one MEP, he was farcically stripped of all electronic devices and led into a “windowless cell” before he was allowed to read… Continue reading »

Prospect of TTIP already undermining EU food standards

Opponents of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership say EU negotiator has admitted to approving entry of banned goods. EU negotiators will resume controversial trade talks with the US on Monday amid claims that multinational companies have jumped the gun in advance of any agreement to import goods that are currently banned – including genetically modified… Continue reading »

Release of TPP deal text stokes ‘freedom of expression’ fears

There continues to be a trickle of information being leaked regarding TTP. This article in the Guardian concentrates on intellectual property rights: Wikileaks has released what it claims is the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial agreement between 12 countries that was signed off on Monday. TPP was negotiated in secret and… Continue reading »

Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed creating vast partnership

It’s what we feared… The world’s biggest ever trade deal, TTP, was signed into existence today. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) cuts trade tariffs and sets common standards in trade for 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan. It marks the end of five years of often bitter and tense negotiations. Supporters say it could be… Continue reading »

TTIP update: The EC and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up

The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty. Corporate lobbying campaigners published documents that revealed the EU’s executive body had met and corresponded with lobbyists from British American… Continue reading »

WikiLeaks turns to crowdfunding to fight TTIP

Earlier this month whistle-blowing platform, WikiLeaks, announced the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign to gain more information on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The campaign, launched on August 11, is designed to raise funds to offer whistleblowers a reward for any information about the impending trade, which has been negotiated in almost… Continue reading »

Some TTP details – the Copyright chapter

Regular readers will know that we post articles on TTIP (between Europe and the USA) on a regular basis. A similar trade deal called TTP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is also being undertaken between Pacific Rim countries and the USA. A recent article on Michael Geist’s blog lists a number of the issues discussed in the Copyright… Continue reading »