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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

June 2017

Here's the latest news and campaign actions on trade, for activists in Scotland
 

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Trade Justice Scotland: Here's what we think a just trade system could look like

June 2017

The Trade Justice Scotland coalition (which Global Justice Now is an active member of) has come up with a detailed set of principles that a truly just trade system could be based on. Read them here.

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Giving away control?

June 2017

How Brexit will make UK trade deals less democratic and what to do about it.

Ten alternatives to a corporate trade agenda

June 2017

What a democratic UK trade policy after Brexit would look like

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Trading with Trump: what we can expect from a US-UK trade deal

April 2017

A free trade deal between the US and the UK is likely to include all the elements that made the earlier trade negotiations between the EU and the US on TTIP so controversial, but in a more extreme form – TTIP on steroids.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

March 2017

Could there be trade deals any worse than the toxic ones like TTIP and CETA, recently negotiated between the EU and other countries? Unfortunately, we think there could be, and what’s more, it is likely to be the UK government, post-Brexit who will be negotiating them. Already, there is talk of a US-UK trade deal. And this month, trade secretary Liam Fox has been meeting Commonwealth nations to talk about other trade deals – a meeting dubbed ‘Empire 2.0’ by Whitehall officials.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - December 2016

December 2016

The final vote on CETA at the European parliament is likely to take place on the 1 or 2 of February, so we have only six weeks to persuade our Scottish MEPs to vote against the deal. So far, none of our six Scottish MEPs have pledged to vote against CETA.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - November 2016

November 2016

Welcome to November's update.

CETA is back from the dead. Last month we held our breath as Wallonia, one of Belgium’s regional parliaments, was able to block the trade deal from being agreed by the EU Council of Ministers. But Wallonia has been appeased for now at least, and so the trade deal moves to the European parliament for further consideration and a vote forecast for February next year. So now it is essential we turn all our efforts to our six Scottish MEPs and urge them to reject the deal.

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TTIP and CETA update for Scottish activists - October 2016

October 2016

Welcome to October's update. As the European-wide 'Autumn of Action' on CETA (EU-Canada trade deal) begins, this activist update gives you more details about the stop CETA rally outside the SNP conference. We are also asking campaigners in Scotland to send action cards or take part in our online action to our Scottish MEPs urging them to vote against CETA when they have the opportunity to do so early next year.

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Scottish CETA briefing

October 2016

Updated briefing outlining Global Justice Now's main concerns about CETA, a huge trade deal between Canada and the EU, and the impact it might have in Scotland.

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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.

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What is TISA and why we need to stop it

August 2016

The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is a proposed international trade treaty being negotiated by 50 countries, including the European Union and the United States.

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CETA: TTIP's ugly brother

August 2016

This is a guide to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada.

Millions have signed a petition calling on the EU to stop negotiations on TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and CETA. While there is growing public awareness about the timetable and content of the TTIP negotiations, CETA is on the verge of being ratified.

But it's not receiving the scrutiny or attention it deserves.

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CETA update for Scottish activists - July 2016

July 2016

With the uncertainty that a possible Brexit brings, this month's brief update looks only at CETA. We don't yet know how the negotiations of mega trade deals like TTIP and TiSA will affect Scotland - but this should become clearer over the coming months. What is more certain is that CETA will affect us, and there is still a chance to stop this Canada-EU trade deal. The next three months will be crucial for the campaign. Read this month's update to find out what you can do.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - June 2016

June 2016

Welcome to this month’s update on TTIP, CETA and other dodgy trade deals, for Scottish activists.

In this month's edition, there are motions lodged in the UK and Scottish parliaments demanding that our national and regional parliaments are able to debate CETA before it is implemented. Please ask your local MP and MSPs to sign them!

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If we support fairtrade...then we must oppose TTIP and CETA

May 2016

This briefing looks at how fairtrade and the countries in the global south that benefit from fairtrade schemes will lose out if mega trade deals like TTIP and CETA are ratified.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - May 2016

May 2016

Welcome to this month’s update on TTIP, CETA and other dodgy trade deals, for Scottish activists.

In this month’s edition, with CETA getting perilously close to ratification, help us demand that Prime Minister David Cameron veto the treaty until a proper debate is held by the UK parliament.

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TTIP update for Scottish activists - April 2016

April 2016

With the Holyrood elections less than one month away, find out what each of the Scottish political parties are saying about TTIP and CETA and take action to persuade them to oppose these deals entirely. The STUC have called a day of action on dodgy trade deals for April 23: find out what Scotland Against TTIP is planning and how you can get involved. There's also the latest European and UK parliament news on transatlantic trade deals, interesting articles and blog posts, and the latest news from local stop TTIP groups across the country.

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