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Paul Merrell

China No Longer Needs US Parts in its Phones - 1 views

  • The Wall Street Journal reports Huawei Manages to Make Smartphones Without American Chips. American tech companies are getting the go-ahead to resume business with Chinese smartphone giant Huawei Technologies Co., but it may be too late: It is now building smartphones without U.S. chips. Huawei’s latest phone, which it unveiled in September—the Mate 30 with a curved display and wide-angle cameras that competes with Apple Inc.’s iPhone 11—contained no U.S. parts, according to an analysis by UBS and Fomalhaut Techno Solutions, a Japanese technology lab that took the device apart to inspect its insides. In May, the Trump administration banned U.S. shipments to Huawei as trade tensions with Beijing escalated. That move stopped companies like Qualcomm Inc. and Intel Corp. from exporting chips to the company, though some shipments of parts resumed over the summer after companies determined they weren’t affected by the ban. Meanwhile, Huawei has made significant strides in shedding its dependence on parts from U.S. companies. (At issue are chips from U.S.-based companies, not those necessarily made in America; many U.S. chip companies make their semiconductors abroad.) Huawei long relied on suppliers like Qorvo Inc., the North Carolina maker of chips that are used to connect smartphones with cell towers, and Skyworks Solutions Inc., a Woburn, Mass.-based company that makes similar chips. It also used parts from Broadcom Inc., the San Jose-based maker of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips, and Cirrus Logic Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that makes chips for producing sound.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Support for huge transatlantic trade deal TTIP plummets in both US and Germany | Ars Te... - 0 views

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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
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    " Public support for the huge Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, which have been running for nearly three years now, has plummeted. A new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation, the largest private non-profit foundation in Germany, suggests that both the German and US publics are much more sceptical about its promised benefits than they were two years ago. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Not Alone: Cooperative and Trade Union Solutions for Freelancers - Shareable - 0 views

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    " By Pat Conaty April 6, 2016 Photo credit: The Blue Diamond Gallery / CC BY. A proliferation of atypical forms of work in Europe has become known as "The Gig Economy." For many, a permanent state of social economic uncertainty is the new normal. Casual work, temping, zero hour contracts, and diverse forms of self-employment are characteristic of this brave new world of "precarious work.""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Once More: The TPP Agreement Is Not A Free Trade Agreement, It's A Protectionist Anti-F... - 0 views

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    "from the get-your-story-straight dept We've pointed out a few times in the past that while everyone refers to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as a "free trade" agreement, the reality is that there's very little in there that's actually about free trade."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Trade 4 People - October 2015 International Days of Action against TTIP, CETA, TiSA and... - 0 views

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    "October 10 - 17, 2015 On the International Days of Action we want to send out a loud and clear signal against four trade and investment deals that threaten our democratic rights, food sovereignty, jobs and the environment. These agreements are TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, between the US and EU), TPP (Transpacific Partnership, between the US, Canada and various Asian countries), TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement, numerous parties) and CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, between the EU and Canada). To find out more, please read our Call to Action and refer to the texts and videos in the resources section."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement: the ethical analysis of a failure, and its les... - 0 views

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    "Abstract: The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (ACTA) was originally meant to harmonise and enforce intellectual property rights (IPR) provisions in existing trade agreements within a wider group of countries. This was commendable in itself, so ACTA's failure was all the more disappointing. In this article, I wish to contribute to the post-ACTA debate by proposing a specific analysis of the ethical reasons why ACTA failed, and what we can learn from them. I argue that five kinds of objections- namely, secret negotiations, lack of consultation, vague- ness of formulation, negotiations outside any international body, and the creation of a new governing body outside already existing forums-had only indirect ethical impli- cations. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Si los tratados de libre comercio son beneficiosos, ¿Por qué es tan difícil a... - 0 views

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    "El desafío es el siguiente: décadas de liberalización comercial han disminuido tanto los beneficios como los perjuicios económicos en el caso de economías grandes y abiertas como la de EE.UU. No obstante, los malos recuerdos siguen presentes en la memoria del público y muchos legisladores estadounidenses, lo que entorpece la aprobación de pactos de libre comercio. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Open Letter: Proposed Trade Secrets Directive Risks EU Health, Environment, Free Speech... - 0 views

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    "It participates to a movement reinforcing secrets, perceptible on the legislative and jurisprudential plan, against the claims of transparency coming from the civil society, and constitutes in this respect an unacceptable anti-democratic drift."
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    "It participates to a movement reinforcing secrets, perceptible on the legislative and jurisprudential plan, against the claims of transparency coming from the civil society, and constitutes in this respect an unacceptable anti-democratic drift."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The hidden cost of EU trade deals | Friends of the Earth Europe - 0 views

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    "This report compiles all publicly available data on investor-state dispute settlement cases taken against EU member states since 1994. It highlights the irrefutable attack on recent EU accession countries and the environment, as well as the cost this system has already had on EU taxpayers and European democracy."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Why TAFTA/TTIP Isn't Worth It Economically, And How We Can Do Much Better | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year) and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US."
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    "An ambitious and comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement could bring significant economic gains as a whole for the EU (€119 billion a year) and US (€95 billion a year). This translates to an extra €545 in disposable income each year for a family of 4 in the EU, on average, and €655 per family in the US."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

[hub] TTIP: Commission intends to place secret, corporate "Christmas list" of IPRs in t... - 1 views

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    "quotes the Commission and OHIM officials as they are advising on how to work against civil society and why it is good that the public is kept in the dark on negotiations"
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