Noticias

TLCAN 2.0 finalizado, ahora anunciado como USMCA: México y Estados Unidos acuerdan limitar la cláusula ISDS; Canadá retira la ISDS después de un período ventana de tres años

El 30 de septiembre de 2018, el Representante de Comercio de Estados Unidos (USTR, por sus siglas en inglés), Robert Lighthizer y la Ministra de Asuntos Exteriores canadiense, Chrystia Freeland, anunciaron que ambos países llegaron a un acuerdo, junto con México, sobre un acuerdo comercial modernizado.

Inversiones para el desarrollo sostenible a través de asociaciones público–privadas (APPs): IISD y UNCTAD organizan talleres conjuntos en Nairobi

El 6 de febrero de 2018, el International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) y la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo (UNCTAD) co-organizaron dos talleres de medio día sobre la Implementación de Inversiones para el Desarrollo Sostenible a través de Asociaciones Público–Privadas (APPs) en Infraestructura y Servicios Públicos en Nairobi, Kenia.

SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules come into effect; new SCC rules include appendix on investment treaty disputes

On January 1, 2017, the Investment Arbitration Rules of the Singapore Investment Arbitration Centre (SIAC) came into effect. Among the highlights are provisions on early dismissal of claims and defences, submissions by non-disputing parties and mandatory disclosure of third-party funding arrangements. The tribunal may consider such arrangements when apportioning costs. The 2017 Arbitration Rules of the Stockholm Chamber […]

CETA approved by EU Parliament; provisional application depends on ratification by Canada

On February 15, 2017, the European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), signed by Canada and the European Union on October 30, 2016 after seven years of negotiations. The agreement was approved by 408 Members of the European Parliament and rejected by 254, with 33 abstentions. As reported in ITN, this approval paves the […]

Trump pulls United States out of TPP; intends to pursue bilateral agreements

On January 23, 2017, fulfilling a campaign pledge, U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signed in February 2016. The Trump administration indicated that it would pursue bilateral agreements instead. In his campaign, the U.S. President also promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. In a meeting […]

European Union and Canada co-host discussions on a multilateral investment court

On December 13 and 14, 2016, the European Commission and the Canadian Government co-hosted exploratory discussions on establishing a multilateral investment court. Government representatives from several countries attended the closed-door meeting in Geneva. Upon concluding CETA, the two hosts had vowed to “work expeditiously” to create a permanent investment court, building on the ICS mechanism included in the agreement. The goal of […]

Following criticisms of CETA, academics propose reforms in EU trade and investment policy and negotiations

On December 5, 2016, the Belgian region of Wallonia published the Namur Declaration, proposing to change EU trade policy and negotiations. The document was initially signed by 40 academics from several countries, including Paul Magnette, Minister-President of Wallonia. The region made the news in October 2016, when its parliament temporarily blocked the approval of CETA by the Belgian […]

News in Brief

(English) Brexit and contentious topics complicate TTIP negotiations; public opposition continues

EU negotiation agenda to continue despite Brexit; MERCOSUR and Indonesia at sight

United Kingdom makes trade and investment negotiation moves for post-Brexit era

CETA to be concluded as a mixed agreement; commission hopes for signing in october

RCEP partners conclude 13th negotiating round in auckland; three further rounds in 2016

India takes steps to reform its investment policy framework after approving new model bit