Trade and investments

Position
30.11.2017

WTO and the fourth industrial revolution

The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires shall discuss – among other topics – the liberalisation of E-commerce. The digital divide is likely to deepen even more. The Alliance Sud position.
Article AS news
27.10.2017

Investment protection: A collapsing system

States sign investment protection agreements among themselves, multinational corporations can sue if they are violated. This is becoming ever more frequent. But more and more States are reacting by terminating those agreements.
Article AS news
12.1.2017

TISA: Negotiations at a standstill

Even if the TISA negotiations were to be continued in 2017, they are still fraught with problems, especially regarding the liberalization of public services.
Political article
20.12.2015

WTO Conference: Crumbs for the South

The WTO Ministerial Conference held in December 2015 in Nairobi has acknowledged the division among Members over the Doha Round as well as "new issues".
Article AS news
5.4.2015

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.
Article AS news
12.12.2014

Investment protection agreements being disputed

Ever more countries are denouncing their investment protection agreements. South Africa has stopped renewing them as they expire, including the one with Switzerland.
Article AS news
30.9.2014

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.