CANBERRA – Canada has proposed an exception in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that would allow it to maintain its current legal regime for internet service providers (ISPs) to address online copyright infringement, even though that system falls short of the requirements the United States is seeking in the TPP, according to informed sources here.
CANBERRA -- Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators are considering language in the intellectual property (IP) chapter that would go a long way toward meeting a key U.S. industry demand that countries provide criminal penalties for the theft of trade secrets, but in a way that gives countries some flexibility in how they implement those remedies.
CANBERRA – The United States and Japan have resumed bilateral talks on agricultural market access on the sidelines of the informal Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) round taking place here, in line with a plan announced last week by Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler.TPP Documents
- U.S. Business Groups Urge TPP Ambassadors To Oppose Tobacco Carveout From ISDS
- U.S., International Industry Groups Demand Strong TPP Data Flow Rules With Few Exemptions
- With Mexican Industry Backing, Five Nations Beef Alliance Calls On TPP Countries Not To Sacrifice Substance For Speed
The president-elect of the next European Commission on Wednesday (Oct. 22) failed to provide any clarity about the whether he will accept the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in a potential trade agreement with the United States, amid business fears that he would declare the issue off the table in the negotiations.
Colombia's new labor minister this week declared that his country has fulfilled its obligations under a labor action plan (LAP) that was politically linked to passage of the U.S.-Colombia free trade deal, even as labor groups and the U.S. government have continued to criticize Bogota's implementation of certain aspects of the plan.
The World Trade Organization on Monday (Oct. 20) dealt a blow to the United States country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program for meat with a finding that U.S. efforts to remedy problems identified in an earlier WTO decision fell far short of achieving that goal and actually worsened COOL's impact on Mexican and Canadian livestock producers.
A coalition of European Union farm groups has called on the outgoing European Commission in its final weeks to approve a slew of genetically engineered crops for import, warning that a failure to act now could block shipments from the United States and cost EU livestock farmers up to a billion euros extra to secure feed grain from elsewhere.
- EU Parliament Approves Juncker Commission In 423-209 Vote, With 67 Abstentions
- In Parliament Speech, Juncker Signals Strong Ambivalence To Including ISDS In TTIP
- Updated EU TTIP Negotiators List Shows Former Mission To U.S. Official Hiddo Houben Now Deputy Chief Negotiator
- U.S. Steps Up Pressure On China Over Missing WTO Subsidy Notifications By Detailing Specific Programs
- Azevedo Says Heads Of Delegation To Meet Oct. 30 To Address Bali Impasse
- Commerce Tells Russia It Is Ending 15-Year Old Suspension Agreement For Dumped Hot-Rolled Steel
- EU Greens Urge Juncker To Thwart Outgoing Commission's Possible GMO Approval
- WTO Compliance Panel Faults U.S. COOL Rule On National Treatment Obligations
- China Backs TFA Deal, But Seeks Legal Clarification Of Food Security Pledge
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CANBERRA – As a new round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations kicked off here, Australian opposition lawmakers critical of the deal announced plans to ramp up their efforts to build opposition to TPP and press the government to change its course on key issues such as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and transparency.
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