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World union meeting unites against TiSA and CETA
Global trade union leaders meeting in Panama have united in condemnation of TiSA (the Trade in Services Agreement) and CETA (the Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement), highlighting the risks that both trade agreements pose to jobs and job security.
Public sector unions to oppose Asia Pacific mega trade deal RCEP
On 12 October, the closing day of the Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Fukuoka, around 250 delegates representing more than 70 PSI affiliates from 18 countries resolved to intensify the struggle against the ambitious Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership under negotiation among 16 countries in the region.
TISA proposes new global rules on data flows and safe harbors
The Trade in Services Agreement contains many provisions that are a virtual copy-and-paste out of the TPP’s Electronic Commerce chapter.
Hazards ahead for TiSA talks
The odds of the Trade in Services Agreement wrapping up by year’s end have grown longer after a mini ministerial meeting revealed a number of issues remain far from resolved
Civil society urges EU leaders to protect citizens’ data in trade agreements
“EU leaders must protect individuals’ personal information and privacy. The best way to do this is by not including data flows in trade agreements.”
TiSA agreement leaks show corporations pushing privatization of public services
The latest leaks of teh Trade in Services Agreement show prohibitions on requiring foreign companies to employ local workers, says Deborah James
Newly leaked TISA texts expose the scope of the corporate power grab
"It’s time to halt the negotiations, publish the secret texts and ensure the widest possible public debate to expose the full extent of the threat these treaties pose to democracy and the labour movement," international trade union organizations say.
Hopes high as services negotiators enter final sprint
After their high-level Washington, D.C., meeting on Oct. 16-17, TiSA negotiators will next meet on the sidelines of an Oct. 21-22 WTO “mini-ministerial” meeting in Oslo.
TiSA - draft annex on localisation provisions (June 2016)
As leaked by WikiLeaks
TiSA - draft annex on financial services (27 June 2016)
As leaked by WikiLeaks
Asymmetrical ambition levels make TiSA talks outcome complicated
Prospects for an outcome in the controversial plurilateral talks on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) by the end of this year appear grim and complicated.
Commission publishes new proposals for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) in ongoing transparency drive
The European Commission is publishing two new proposals tabled during the 20th round of talks for a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which took place in Geneva.
TiSA - draft dispute settlement chapter, administrative and institutional provisions (EU proposal, Sep 2016)
As released by the European Commission
India inches towards liberalisation at RCEP
In a move likely to inject momentum into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks, India has indicated it is willing to compromise on its three-tiered tariff schedule.
Cloud providers draw battle lines against TISA, will keep personal data in the EU
A new coalition of cloud companies has published a code of conduct to keep European data inside Europe, just as the issue looks set to become one of the most hotly contested points in the controversial Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).
Ministers aim to wrap up services trade deal in early December
Countries negotiating an international agreement on trade in services plan to meet in early December to try to finalize the deal
TiSA leaks set alarm bells ringing
TiSA is the perfect example on how the new generation of trade agreements is threatening our security and privacy online and non-discriminatory internet access.
TiSA - draft texts and documents (2013-2016)
As leaked by Greenpeace
Global trade deal threatens Paris climate goals, leaked documents show
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C