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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other toxic deals 

TISA and TTP are other two trade deals that give corporation sweeping new powers at the expense of democracy.

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CETA: TTIP's ugly brother

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The future of our trade campaign: your thoughts


23 September 2016

The recent months have been somewhat of a rollercoaster for our trade campaign. Needless to say that with the likely failure of TTIP* and the ever more pressing threat of CETA**, our staff, activists, members and supporters have been very busy.

TTIP is on the floor, the referee is counting down…


02 September 2016

We’ve had an incredible victory this week. Some of the leading proponents of the EU-US corporate trade deal, known as TTIP, have said that the deal is dead.

 

Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA


15 August 2016

Last week I joined activists and campaigners from across the globe who came to Canada for the World Social Forum. A major topic of discussion was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them.

Latest news

Global Justice Now welcomes the announcement of the Just Trade policy by shadow trade secretary Barry Gardiner MP at Labour Party conference this morning. Nick Dearden, the director of Global Justice Now said:
 
"We are delighted that Labour agrees with us that the toxic trade deals TTIP and CETA are an affront to our democracy and dignity. We also agree that the government's desire to join the secret TISA deal is about giving more power to the world's oligarchs
 

The death of TTIP is a victory for the ordinary people across Europe who stood alongside trade unions, civil society groups, activists and consumer watchdogs to prevent this massive corporate power grab.

Responding to the most recent batch of documents leaked relating to the Trade In Services Agreement (TiSA) leaked by Greenpeace Netherlands, Nick Dearden the director of Global Justice Now said:

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CETA: trading away democracy

September 2016
How CETA’s investor protection rules could result in a boom of investor claims against Canada and the EU.
 
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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - September 2016

September 2016

Campaigners have been celebrating a fantastic victory this month as TTIP has been pronounced dead by a number of EU ministers - read more about how this is happening in this update. However, the fight to stop CETA is still very much alive. With just a small window of opportunity to consign CETA, like TTIP, to the history books, its time to pull out all the stops to end the Canada-EU trade deal. Read on to find out more about what you can do: from lobbying your MP and MEPs on CETA, to plans for the European-wide CETA week in the middle of October.

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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - September 2016

September 2016

Campaigners have been celebrating a fantastic victory this month as TTIP has been pronounced dead by a number of EU ministers - read more about how this is happening in this update. However, the fight to stop CETA is still very much alive. With just a small window of opportunity to assign CETA, like TTIP, to the history books, its time to pull out all the stops to end the Canada-EU trade deal. Read on to find out more about what you can do: from lobbying your MP and MEPs on CETA, to plans for the European-wide CETA week in the middle of October.