TiSA troubles: Services, democracy and corporate rule in the Trump era

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Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung | Brussels | 27.06.2017

TiSA troubles: Services, democracy and corporate rule in the Trump era

Scott Sinclair

This study, co-published with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), examines the adverse impacts on public services and public interest regulation of the little-known Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), quietly being negotiated in Geneva by a group of 23 governments, including Canada. Senior CCPA trade researcher Scott Sinclair argues that under the guise of expanding international trade in services, TiSA will make it much harder for governments to regulate vital services such as energy, water, banking, transport and online services. The agreement is also designed to pry open public services to commercial involvement. While this agenda may suit the commercial interests of the transnational corporations behind the secretive TiSA negotiations, it will not serve the broader public interest.

Download the full report: http://www.rosalux.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/2017/TISA-UK.pdf

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