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 On 29 September, the European Parliament heard the Trade Commissioner designate for the ...

The Canada-EU trade deal Signed, not sealed

See Official final text on CETA:   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 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 ...

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