Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.

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Voices on EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Voices on CETA: Karel De Gucht’s  (European Commissioner for Trade) statement on CETA: See MEPs split over EU free trade deal with Canada: See “CETA today, energy parnters tomorrow: ...

EU Vietnam Trade Talks

  EU hopes for new impetus in Vietnam trade talks: See Ashton praises EU relations with Vietnam: See via WTO: on negotiations : See,d.bGE via NewEurope: EU split over ...

7th round of Trade in Services Agreement negotiations chaired by the United States – Geneva, June 23-27

Wikileaks released TiSA – Financial Service annexes text: Info:   Lobby against TiSA:!141228/   Lobby for TisA: ...

Switzerland and China launch PTA

Switzerland and China launch free trade Agreement See: in force since 1st July 2014 …despite slow process during the negotiations:   Switzerland and it’s PTA Network: Chinese ...

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