Meet TiSA, TTIP’s Ugly Sister
2nd May 2016
Wikileaks have released massive new information about the secret trade deals that support TTIP.
These revelations from Wikileaks brought to you by Real News and Paul Zeese about the rapid strengthening of corporate power through three new trade agreements put into context the domestic elections here and te EU referendum and where true power lies. The ‘fast track’ battle on Capitol Hill could decide the fate of not TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact), TTP (Trans Pacific Partership) and TiSA (Trade In Services Agreement). This has consequences way beyond America.
The documents expose the largest trade deal in history, which is currently being negotiated by 52 nations, providing further evidence of how “a self-selected group of mainly rich countries” plans to “bypass other governments in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and rewrite its services agreement in the interests of their corporations.”
Wilikleaks stated: “Together the three treaties form not only a new legal order shaped for transnational corporations but a new economic ‘grand enclosure’ which excludes China and all other BRICS countries.”
The three treaties, the “Three Big T’s”, aim to create a new international legal regime that will allow transnational corporations to bypass domestic courts, evade environmental protections, police the internet on behalf of the content industry, limit the availability of affordable generic medicines, and drastically curtail each country’s legislative sovereignty.