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The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a Wolf in sheep's clothing

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WDM (World Development Movement) organising day of action July 12  Findout who is doing what in your area. 

Chatham House June 9/10 Global Trade  including 'how successful TTIP will affect trade agreements' 4pm Session 'In what ways can governments secure public support for trade agreements? and 'To what extent do trade liberalization goals pose a challenge for domestic policies, labour standards and environmental protection? Does anybody have report? 


EU 'Ensuring Transparency' produce positions on 5 issue. Each paper focuses on:
  • end the unnecessary duplication of product testing or plant inspections
  • recognise each other's existing regulations, or bring them more closely together
  • align our respective procedures for approving or registering new products.
and we await agricultural trade especially seeds 


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War on Want What is TTIP? "The main goal of TTIP is to remove regulatory ‘barriers’ which restrict the potential profits to be made by transnational corporations on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet these ‘barriers’ are in reality some of our most prized social standards and environmental regulations, such as labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards introduced to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis. 

Perhaps the greatest threat posed by TTIP is that it seeks to grant transnational corporations the power to sue individual countries directly for losses suffered in their jurisdictions as a result of public policy decisions. This provision for ‘investor-State dispute settlement’ (ISDS) is unparalleled in its implications, in that it elevates transnational capital to a legal status equivalent to that of the nation State. Under TTIP, US and EU corporations would thus be granted the power to challenge democratic decisions made by sovereign States, and to claim compensation where those decisions have an adverse impact on their profits.The stakes, in other words, could not be higher" Full Report


Facebook Page  Stop TTIP  

Friends of the Earth blog Corporate Capture 

International Union of Food/Farmworkers Trade Deals that threaten Democracy

IATP Webinar Trade rules for poultry and pork: safe for whom?
One of the flashpoints in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks is the pressure to bring EU standards to US levels in ways that expand the use of industrial agriculture despite the risks to human and animal health and worker safety. A range of issues are on the table including the EU's refusal to allow imports of chicken rinsed in chlorine and other harsh chemicals and the use of Ractopamine in pork production.10 reasons why TTIP bad for good agriculture

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