Trade in services deal: MEPs to hammer out their demands

INTA 15-10-2015 - 09:32

As talks on the plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) advance between 25 parties, including the EU, international trade MEPs will hold their first debate on Parliament’s draft recommendations to the Commission negotiators on Thursday morning. The aim is to ensure that the views of European citizens, represented by Parliament, can be taken on board before the deal is concluded. (Loe lähemalt)


Anti-torture rules: Trade MEPs call for bans on goods marketing and EU transit

INTA 22-09-2015 - 15:01

Goods or substances that may be misused for torture or execution should not be promoted for export, so as to prevent their spread, said the International Trade Committee, voting on Tuesday to strengthen EU “Anti-torture” rules. MEPs want to widen today’s EU ban to include services, e.g. marketing in expos or online catalogues, but also finance, transport and insurance. They also want to ban transit of prohibited goods via the EU and add a “catch-all” clause to allow checks on dubious new ones. (Loe lähemalt)


TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments

INTA 29-06-2015 - 18:24

International Trade Committee MEPs on Monday paved the way for a plenary vote on the European Parliament’s draft recommendations for Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiators, by retabling the June plenary amendments which had been referred back for reconsideration. The committee took the decision in two separate votes –one to retable the plenary amendments, and the other to retable requests for split or separate votes. (Loe lähemalt)


New TTIP timeline: Trade Committee to decide fate of 116 amendments on 29 June

INTA 16-06-2015 - 11:21

Parliament's International Trade Committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on 29 June in Brussels to decide whether the 116 amendments tabled to Parliament's draft recommendations to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators should be put to a vote by Parliament as a whole, the political groups represented in the committee decided on Monday. (Loe lähemalt)


TTIP: parem ligipääs, investeeringute kaitse reform, ELi standardite säilitamine

INTA 29-05-2015 - 12:43

EL-USA kaubanduslepe (TTIP) peab parandama ELi pääsu USA turule, kuid ei tohi teha järeleandmisi ELi standardites, ütlevad kaubanduse komisjoni kuuluvad EP liikmed. Soovitused TTIPi Euroopa Komisjoni läbirääkijatele said neljapäevasel komisjoni hääletusel 28 toetushäält , 13 EP liiget hääletas soovituste vastu. (Loe lähemalt)


Investor-state dispute settlement proposals debated with Commissioner Malmström

INTA 06-05-2015 - 19:10

A lively debate on the proposal for “reformed system” to resolve disputes between foreign investors and states in the Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) deal, currently being negotiated between the EU and the United states, took place between Trade Committee MEPs and EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on Wednesday afternoon. (Loe lähemalt)


Trade MEPs beef up rules to stem flow of conflict mineral money to armed groups

INTA 14-04-2015 - 15:19

EU smelters and refiners importing „conflict” minerals and metals would have to be certified by the EU in order to help stem the flow of revenue to armed groups, under a draft law as amended by the International Trade Committee on Tuesday. Other amendments lay down conditions for EU recognition of industry self-certification schemes, and labelling requirements. All these amendments still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole. (Loe lähemalt)


TTIP: MEPs differ on safeguards for data, services, environment and investment

INTA 14-04-2015 - 09:56

Eight hundred and ninety-eight amendments to a draft resolution on progress in talks with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were debated by the International Trade Committee on Monday. (Loe lähemalt)


What's in the TTIP for Europeans? Hearing and debate with Commissioner Malmström

INTA 17-03-2015 - 15:13

International Trade Committee MEPs will focus on Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and investment protection rules under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in a debate with trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday, starting at 15:00. They will then hold a public hearing on the TTIP’s potential benefits. (Loe lähemalt)


TTIP talks: EP committees discuss their recommendations for negotiators

DEVE INTA 24-02-2015 - 18:58

Concern about the lack of tangible progress in TTIP talks were voiced by International trade MEPs who on Tuesday debated their draft recommendations for the TTIP negotiators. Lively discussion concerned the investor-to-state dispute-settlement clause, dubbed unnecessary by the chair, Bernd Lange (DE, S&D). Meanwhile, the development committee adopted an opinion stressing the impact of TTIP on developing countries and calling for the deal to have an explicit reference to development policy. (Loe lähemalt)