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Stop the US trade deal
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Trade has always been part of society and always will be. But trade deals and trade rules nowadays are no longer so much about what most people think of as trade. Instead, they are often about giving huge new powers to big business, affecting every aspect of society from the public services to online privacy, from climate action to food standards.

We are campaigning to ensure trade deals work for people and planet. We are doing this by fighting for parliament to have a meaningful say over trade deals, challenging high risk UK trade deals and calling for an end to corporate courts.

Stop the US trade deal

A US-UK trade deal could see chlorinated chicken on our shelves, sky high medicine prices for the NHS and action on the climate emergency blocked. We can't let that happen. >>> Find out more

  • Sign the petition to oppose a toxic US trade deal
  • Take action in your local area - our activist guide has ideas whether you want to take action from your home or socially distant on the streets
  • Learn more with Trade Secrets, a short book exposing the corporate agenda behind the US trade deal and explaining how we can stop it. Download your copy.

Trade democracy

Parliament and the people currently have no real say over post-Brexit trade deals.  This is a massive democratic deficit. Thousands of us have taken action, and parliament agrees with us. >>> Find out more

Corporate courts

Trade and investment deals are giving big business unique powers to sue governments for democratic decisions that affect corporate profit. We are calling for an end to these corporate courts. >>> Find out more

 

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Latest posts

Full list of MPs who voted AGAINST giving Parliament a say on future trade deals

Yesterday MPs once again voted down an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have given MPs a guaranteed vote on future trade deals, by a majority of 75.

The government’s trade agenda threatens disastrous deregulation – but we can stop it


15 January 2021

The Brexit trade deal with the EU might be completed, but the type of country Britain becomes next is still to be defined - and trade rules will play a key role in shaping our future. That’s why we need to keep campaigning on trade in the months and years ahead.  

Three things I don’t want to find in my Christmas stocking


19 December 2020

Why we need to stop a US-UK trade deal if we don't wanted banned chemicals in our Christmas presents.

Latest news

Conservative backbenchers give away power to enforce manifesto pledges on food standards and NHS

“This gives Johnson a blank cheque to sign toxic trade deals which threaten public services and food standards” say campaigners

MPs rejected amendments to the Trade Bill this afternoon which would have:

  •  Guaranteed MPs a vote on trade deals
  •  Protected the NHS, food, animal welfare and environment standards
  •  Prevented trade deals with countries engaged in acts of genocide or serious human rights violations

The ‘ping-pong' process will continue as the Bill now returns to the Lords.

Amendment puts in place a modern framework for democratic oversight of trade negotiations suited for the 21st century.

Resources

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Scotland's place in the world: a manifesto for global solidarity

December 2020

Our suggestions for the manifestos of the Scottish parties standing candidates in the Holyrood elections 2021

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How trade deals are fuelling climate breakdown

December 2020

We are living through a climate emergency. If we don’t get a grip on this crisis, our future on this planet is in jeopardy. Trade rules are a key part of this. If we are to have any hope of tackling the climate crisis, we need to confront the corporate interests embedded in trade deals.

This short leaflet explains three key problems with trade deals, what a climate-friendly trade deal would look like and what we can do.

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MP briefing on post-Brexit trade with Ghana and Cameroon

November 2020

Under the threat of losing trading access to the UK market after Brexit, the UK is pressuring Ghana and Cameroon into signing damaging trade deals. Instead the UK should offer the countries tariff-free access, as they currently have with the EU.