Why trade deals are a threat
A new wave of trade deals are being negotiated that threaten democracy, public services and the environment worldwide. If agreed, these secretive deals will give big business unprecedented new powers.
What is TTIP?
TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is) is a trade deal currently being cooked up in secret between the EU and the US. Despite the name, TTIP isn’t mainly about trade. It’s more about removing important safeguards for our health and allowing corporations to sue governments.
What is CETA?
CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) is a deal negotiated between the EU and Canada. Like TTIP, CETA gives new powers to big business and could have wide-ranging effects on our lives.
Other toxic deals
TISA and TPP are other two trade deals that give corporation sweeping new powers at the expense of democracy.