bilateralism & multilateralism
Rosa Luxembourg | 2-Mar-2017
Series of 11 fact booklets about global trade policies.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies | 25-Nov-2015
The TPP investment chapter offers few truly novel features and is instead heavily influenced by prior American treaty practice.
Jakarta Post | 18-May-2015
Apart from its network of BITs, Indonesia is also a party to a number of multilateral and regional investment agreements such as the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement which also contain an ISDS clause, including recourse to ICSID arbitration.
The Guardian | 6-May-2015
Alfred de Zayas said the UN will publish a report in August to illustrate the flaws in current plans for the TTIP.
South China Morning Post | 15-Apr-2015
In terms of international transactions, FDI is more important than trade but it is subject to global policy disarray.
Bangkok Post | 4-Mar-2015
The investment chapter under the proposed TPP and the Thailand-EU FTA, if adopted, might place Thailand’s substantive ability to protect public interests at risk, warns Jakkrit Kuanpoth.
Wall Street Journal | 16-Oct-2014
Tobacco producers Indonesia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine are challenging Australia’s plain-packaging laws at the World Trade Organization, bolstering support for Philip Morris’ private dispute against Canberra.
Vox.eu | 5-Aug-2014
Despite the failure of the OECD’s MAI negotiations and the lack of agreement to put investment on the WTO’s negotiating agenda, the major source countries of FDI will eventually get close to their objective of a comprehensive web of investment agreements with increasingly stricter investment provisions with those developing countries that compete with each other as hosts of their FDI.
ICTSD | 30-Sep-2010
The US government has called for the creation of a dispute settlement panel under the North American Free Trade Agreement to rule on Mexico’s decision to pursue a complaint about US labelling rules for ‘dolphin safe’ tuna at the WTO rather than under NAFTA.
IPS | 4-May-2007
How the World Bank’s investment court, free trade agreements, and bilateral investment treaties have unleashed a new era of corporate power and what to do about tt

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