ALENA 2.0 : les cycles de négociation entre le Canada, les États-Unis et le Mexique se poursuivront lors du premier trimestre 2018

Les trois parties à l’Accord de libre-échange nord-américain (ALENA) ont tenu leurs troisième, quatrième et cinquième cycles de renégociation (Ottawa, 23-27 septembre 23–27 ; Arlington, 11-17 octobre 11–17 ; et Mexico, 17-21 novembre). Le prochain cycle de renégociation de l’ALENA se tiendra du 23 au 28 janvier 2018 à Montréal.

Les ministres du PTP-11 sont convenus des éléments centraux de l’Accord global et progressif de Partenariat transpacifique (AGP-PTP)

Le 11 novembre 2017, les ministres d’Australie, du Brunei Darussalam, du Canada, du Chili, du Japon, de la Malaisie, du Mexique, de Nouvelle-Zélande, du Pérou, de Singapour et du Vietnam « se sont mis d’accord sur les éléments clé de l’Accord global et progressif de Partenariat transpacifique (AGP-PTP) » à Da Nang, au Vietnam.

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 […]

ITN  |  mars 13, 2017

Awards and Decisions

ICSID tribunal dismisses claims brought against Indonesia based on forged mining licences Churchill Mining PLC and Planet Mining Pty Ltd v. Republic of Indonesia, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/14 and ICSID Case No. ARB/12/40 Inaê Siqueira de Oliveira [*] After rendering separate decisions on jurisdiction¾one for the case brought by British company Churchill Mining PLC under the United […]

Renco failed to comply with formal waiver requirement under U.S.–Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

Renco Group Inc. v Republic of Peru, UNCT/13/1 An arbitral tribunal under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) declared that U.S.-based investor Renco Group Inc. (Renco) failed to comply with the waiver requirement under the United States–Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA). Accordingly, the tribunal declined to exercise jurisdiction […]

ITN  |  février 29, 2016

TransCanada initiates NAFTA arbitration against the United States over rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

On January 6, 2016, TransCanada initiated arbitration against the United States for “unreasonably delaying approval” of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and ultimately denying, in November 2015, the company’s application for the required Presidential Permit. Alleging the United States breached its non-discrimination, expropriation, and fair and equitable treatment commitments under the North American Free Trade […]

ITN  |  février 29, 2016

European Commission gives in to pressures for increased transparency of TTIP texts

All 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEP) will have comprehensive access to all confidential documents relating to TTIP negotiations. The Parliament announced the agreement with the European Commission on December 2, 2015, after 11 months of negotiations. Under the operational arrangements, MEPs will be able to read the restricted “consolidated texts”—which reflect EU and U.S. compromises—in a […]

Working by Design: New Ideas to Empower U.S. and European Workers in TTIP

The 21st century has not been the best of times for U.S. and European workers. They have been buffeted by job losses, underemployment, and economic insecurity. Many individuals toil without benefits or job security.[1] Although workers are increasingly productive, many of them earn less than they did 20 years ago.[2] EU and U.S. policy-makers argue […]