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CETA: Carte blanche for the private sector?

CETA: Carte blanche for the private sector?

States are to have less regulatory powers, whereas foreign investors will be able to file suits against legislative changes. The new free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is alarming. ...>>

Swiss emergency stocks on the expense of the poorest

Swiss emergency stocks on the expense of the poorest

The new draft of the National Economic Supply Act endorses the funding of Switzerland's mandatory stocks through taxes on imports of products from other countries, including the poorest ones. ...>>

Investment protection: Who should decide in cases of dispute?

Investment protection: Who should decide in cases of dispute?

Ever more countries are denouncing their investment protection agreements. South Africa has stopped renewing them as they expire, including the one with Switzerland. ...>>

TTIP, TISA and TTP – world trade revolution?

TTIP, TISA and TTP – world trade revolution?

The industrialized countries are increasingly turning their backs on WTO multilateralism. It is being replaced by regional and thematic mega-agreements. And this, much to the detriment of emerging and least developed countries. ...>>

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

Like a steamroller, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could flatten almost every sphere of services. Alliance Sud has published a position paper. ...>>

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Switzerland is negotiating a free trade agreement with Malaysia in the framework of the EFTA. The topics should also include the rights of indigenous people, environmental degradation and rampant corruption. ...>>

The WTO after Bali: Do the condemned live longer?

The WTO after Bali: Do the condemned live longer?

The relative success of the Bali Ministerial Conference leaves the World Trade Organization (WTO) with its hands full. It must translate the 10 decisions into practice. It must also revive the Doha Round, which everybody thought it was dead. ...>>

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