Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.
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EU ASEAN in progress

Najib (ASEAN Chairman) gives Asean-EU FTA a push at ASEM: See:http://english.astroawani.com/news/show/najib-gives-asean-eu-fta-a-push-at-asem-46401?cp Work towards an EU-ASEAN free trade pact: PM Lee: See http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/work-towards-an-eu-asean/1419706.html Conclusion of EU-Vietnam FTA in “next few months”: ...

TTIP 7th round started on Monday 29th September – ISDS and NHS as key issues

Schedule on TTIP 7th round: See http://www.euintheus.org/press-media/7th-round-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-negotiations/ ‘Race to the bottom’ or setting global standards? Assessment by Gabriel Siles-Brügge See http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_in/zonas_in/ari42-2014-silesbrugge-assessing-regulatory-impact-ttip#.VCuvbEtFslV Written confirmation by new European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström that ...

The Canada-EU trade deal Signed, not sealed

See http://www.economist.com/blogs/americasview/2014/09/canada-eu-trade-deal Official final text on CETA: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2014/september/tradoc_152806.pdf   Own labour and environmental protection chapter, BUT: Workers uniting want labour rights to be subjet to same dispute settlement mechanisms as for commercial ...

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 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-603_en.htm?locale=en MEPs split over EU free trade deal with Canada: See http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140912IPR61965/html/MEPs-split-over-EU-free-trade-deal-with-Canada “CETA today, energy parnters tomorrow: ...

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