El Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica o simplemente Acuerdo Transpacífico, fue pactado en octubre de 2015 entre Estados Unidos y otros 11 países de la orilla del Pacífico: Australia, Brunei, Canadá, Chile, Japón, Malasia, México, Nueva Zelanda, Perú, Singapur y Vietnam. Indonesia declaró que también se uniría. El tratado aún debe ser ratificado.

El capítulo de inversión que se filtró al público, revela que el arreglo incluye un mecanismo de arbitraje de disputas entre inversionistas y Estados (ISDS). Los grupos de la sociedad civil han tronado contra el mecanismo, puesto que concede a los inversionistas o compañías del extranjero poderes desproporcionados frente a los gobiernos o las compañías locales. Los inversionistas extranjeros podrían darle la vuelta a las cortes jurídicas nacionales y recurrir a un sistema paralelo de justicia, confeccionado especialmente para ellos.

La salud pública, el ambiente y otras “salvaguardas” de interés público, serian socavados por las previsiones ISDS en el ATP.

(octubre de 2015)

AFL-CIO | 15-oct-2014
According to recent reports, US trade negotiators for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal are floating a proposal to prevent tobacco companies from using corporate courts to sue national governments over anti-smoking regulations.
Politico | 11-oct-2014
US trade officials have denied they plan to offer a new tobacco proposal in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Australia later this month.
ABC | 14-sep-2014
A common provision allowing foreign investors to sue host governments has become a ticking time bomb inside trade agreements. Some countries are now refusing to agree to the provision and are questioning its legal legitimacy. Jess Hill investigates.
| 6-mar-2014
For a variety of reasons, including poor management of public perceptions, the administration’s trade agenda is in trouble. Much of the public’s antipathy toward trade agreements can be boiled down to concerns about the so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision. ISDS enables foreign investors to circumvent domestic legal processes and sue host governments in third-party arbitration tribunals for unfair or discriminatory treatment – described hyperbolically by those fanning the flames of opposition as “running roughshod over domestic laws, regulations, and sovereignty.”
SSRN | 20-feb-2014
Although some IIAs have generated a few disputes for technical reasons, it is rather predictable that Asian states are currently entering an era in which foreign investors are likely to multiply claims.
| 25-ago-2013
Fast-moving trade talks aimed at reaching an ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have hit a major snag over anti-smoking policies, as divisions emerged over a proposal critics say would expose governments to lawsuits from tobacco companies.
| 3-ago-2013
We are told that when trade is free, there will be more trade and nations will prosper. To achieve even freer trade the nations of the world must enter into free trade agreements.
| 31-jul-2013
Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat VP Nurul Izzah Anwar has accused the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of bowing down to pressure when it agreed to clauses on investor-state dispute settlement in negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
| 20-may-2013
Consumers International (CI) has commissioned the production of three papers, the first on the competition chapter by one of our members, and the other two by independent experts, respectively covering the investment chapter and how it affects A2K, and the free flow of information provision and its impacts on privacy.
AJE | 8-dic-2012
Al Jazeera ask if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations have rendered democratic decision-making irrelevant.

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