TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed trade deal currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

The mandate to the European Commission states that “the Agreement will include an appropriate dispute settlement mechanism”.

The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism in TTIP has drawn fierce criticism from civil society groups from both sides of the Atlantic. They claimed in December 2013, in a letter to the European Commission and the Office of the United States Trade Representative that ISDS was “a one-way street by which corporations can challenge government policies, but neither governments nor individuals are granted any comparable rights to hold corporations accountable”.

In 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation about the inclusion of ISDS in TTIP. The result was very clear: 97% of the 150,000 participants said no to ISDS.

The European Commission put forward in 2015 a proposal for an alternative mechanism, named investment court system, a move it said would make ISDS more transparent and allow states to appeal against multinationals’ challenges. But groups portrayed the suggested changes as putting “lipstick on a pig”, as they are merely cosmetic changes, and would still allow corporations to sue governments in parallel court settings.

(November 2015)

Alter Eco + | 27-Jun-2016
Jusqu’où peut-on pousser la logique du libre-échange ?
Les Echos | 24-Jun-2016
La pratique de l’arbitrage international est aujourd’hui condamnée à évoluer pour satisfaire les nouvelles revendications des entreprises et des opinions publiques.
El Salmón Contracorriente | 22-Jun-2016
De aprobarse los tratados de libre comercio TTIP, CETA y TISA estas demandas se podrían multiplicar y dar un mayor poder a las multinacionales.
El Salmón Contracorriente | 22-Jun-2016
Ayer se celebró en Madrid un debate con representación de los 4 partidos políticos mayoritarios para hablar sobre la posición de sus partidos frente a los tratados de libre comercio, como el TTIP, CETA y TISA, que Europa está negociando con Estados Unidos y Canadá
Les Echos | 22-Jun-2016
En 2015, 70 nouveaux cas d’arbitrage entre entreprises et Etats ont été initiés. L’Espagne est en première ligne des Etats attaqués.
Tercera Información | 21-Jun-2016
Con el fin de incidir en la campaña electoral y a una semana del Consejo Europeo que afrontará la polémica negociación del TTIP, se presenta el informe ’Justicia privatizada. El Estado español y los mecanismos de resolución de controversias inversor-Estado’
La Croix | 20-Jun-2016
Les évêques de l’Union européenne et des États-Unis d’Amérique estiment que les politiques commerciales « doivent être fondées sur des critères éthiques axés sur l’être humain et avoir pour objectif le bien commun ».
MEDEL | 9-Jun-2016
MEDEL’s opinion on the construction of a international investment court for TTIP – proposal of the European Commission.
TTIP Free Zones Europe | 9-Jun-2016
Aristoteli joined a growing movement of local authorities opposed to CETA and TTIP to deny the building of a polluter’s paradise
Reuters | 6-Jun-2016
More than 450 groups on Monday called on Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it comes up for a vote this fall, saying the trade deal would allow fossil fuel companies to contest U.S. environmental rules in extrajudicial tribunals.

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