Design of Trade Agreements (DESTA) Database

Mapping international trade agreements and exploring causes and effects.
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TTIP 7th round started on Monday 29th September – ISDS and NHS as key issues

Written confirmation by new European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström that she wants investor-to-state-dispute-settlement (ISDS) out of the agreement: See http://www.sven-giegold.de/2014/ttip-ohne-konzernjustiz/ On 29 September, the European Parliament heard the Trade Commissioner designate for the ...

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: ...

EU Vietnam Trade Talks

  EU hopes for new impetus in Vietnam trade talks: See http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/08/12/4284849/eu-seeks-free-trade-agreement.html#.U-plCLvtK0U.twitter Ashton praises EU relations with Vietnam: See http://www.neurope.eu/article/ashton-praises-eu-relations-vietnam via WTO: on negotiations : See https://www.google.at/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDAQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwtocenter.vn%2Finfocus%2Fvn-eu-fta&ei=ZgDrU9XcBsGv7AbprIDQBA&usg=AFQjCNG7vj8Pj97bXhJ0jUhP0eS7-kPaiw&bvm=bv.72938740,d.bGE via NewEurope: EU split over ...

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