TTIP is coming.
The upcoming TTIP trade agreement could force EU to liberalise GM regulations such as labelling.
The full text of the TPP trade deal is now public and offers some worrying lessons for how TTIP could turn out.
About 98% of US exporters are small businesses.
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The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership belies the fact that the US's share of trade in the region has been declining for some time.
TTIP has stumbled on a block of Feta, among other things.
The US may be closer than people think to a deal over geographical indications, laws that protect products based on their location such as Champagne, Darjeeling tea and prosciutto di Parma.
An important sticking point in TTIP negotiations has US and European representatives fighting over food labels.
There's plenty of noise but also some genuine concerns about how the TTIP trade agreement could force healthcare privatisation.
The president offers a toast to Congress.
The fight over fast-track that pitted the president against his own party offers reasons for both pessimism and optimism in future trade deals.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
The Global South will be left out in the cold if trade deals go ahead.
Unimpressed MEPs take a stand on TTIP.
MEPs are fuming that they were denied a debate on the controversial trade deal.
Too big for their boots?
The modern corporation is made up of people, but we have created monsters whose powers now far exceed that which were originally envisioned.
Fast-track proponents say passing trade promotion authority is key to supporting US exports.
Passage of trade promotion authority is still far from certain, but yesterday's Senate vote may signal good news for the trade deals it's meant to help.
Bad acronym, bad treaty.
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Why everyone should be worried about TTIP and CETA.
Senator Warren has had pointed words on the subject of TPA.
While the Obama Administration vociferously disagrees, Trade Promotion Authority opens the door to watering down financial reform.
Lib Dems are surprisingly reticent on EU.
Clegg's party has difficulty painting a positive picture of the EU.
President Obama wants to get on the fast track. Will Congress give it to him?
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The bill in Congress represents a healthy compromise that gives the president negotiating room while offering lawmakers more say on key trade issues.
Will negotiators play a game of chicken or be able to clink champagne glasses over a nice chicken dinner?
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Much is at stake as negotiators meet in New York this week in hopes of aligning disparate transatlantic regulations.
Long-discussed, TTIP negotiations started in 2013.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership will be the world's biggest free trade agreement. But what's at stake?
Not all it’s cracked up to be.
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Don't believe the hype about free trade, there are zero guarantees it will make us better off.
The heart of the matter. The container port at Long Beach.
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