There’s been talk off and on about the re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Often overlooked are the digital rights issues that lurk beneath the surface.
President Donald Trump made it a campaign promise that he would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Earlier today, he followed through on that promise and signed an executive order doing just that.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) bill has been tabled in Canada’s House of Commons. Bill C-30 shows a first glimpse into how ratification may take place.
Fears of what Brexit could actually mean in the long term are certainly high right now. While uncertainty is stoking fears of the unknown, there could be a silver lining for digital rights supporters: it may throw certain international trade agreements at risk.
For years, YouTube has been a major portal for new talent to share their creations with the world. While more artists and more genre’s of music are finally able to break out into a wider audience, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), along with other major corporations, are petitioning the US government to choke […]
Earlier, German judges ruled that Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions are illegal. The provisions, as brought forth by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), would create a whole new court system that would allow multinational corporations to sue countries for getting in the way of profits or future profits. Now, the EU Commission […]
Proponents of the hugely controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have tried just about everything to try and sell the agreement to Canadians. While they have tried denial in the past, they have gone on to other tactics as well. Now, it seems they have gone back to just denying what is in the agreement. For […]
There’s been a big development in the battle against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). German judges have ruled against its key Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions, saying that there was no need for such a court and that regular courts were sufficient.
Auckland, New Zealand. That city may be ground zero for where the final fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will take place if New Zealand officials get what they want. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, all 12 countries will partake in a signing ceremony.
In a continuation of our series on addressing comments made by TPP supporters, we turn to a piece in the Globe and Mail which also tries to sell the infamous trade agreement.