Trade justice


Say no to a toxic trade deal with Trump
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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 or order 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


More in depth


Latest posts

The government still says 'trust us' on chlorinated chicken. We don't.

02 November 2020

The pressure is working. This weekend, government ministers performed a U-turn and announced concessions on food standards in future trade deals.

Halloween quiz: US trade deal - trick or treat?

29 October 2020

Dare to take our Halloween quiz to reveal the horrors that might lie beneath the UK government's trade deal with the US...

A trade deal with the US could lower standards for cosmetics, toys and many other consumer products

22 October 2020

The risks from a trade deal with the US are not limited to chlorinated chicken and hormone-pumped beef.  A US-UK trade deal could also result in the import of lower quality consumer products from the US containing chemicals currently banned or restricted in the UK.

Latest news

Commenting on what Joe Biden's victory means for the US-UK trade deal, Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now said:

“Trump’s defeat is a major setback for Boris Johnson, but this is not the end of chlorinated chicken. 

Events have taken place around the UK today to protest against the government’s proposed trade deal with the United States. It comes ten days ahead of the US Presidential election and follows the fifth round of negotiations over the deal, which took place this week.

Campaigners call on peers to force government to listen to parliament on trade deals, to protect food standards and the NHS


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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.


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Stop the US trade deal A5 leaflet

September 2020

This two-sided A5 leaflet makes the basic case against the US trade deal without assuming too much prior knowledge, focusing on the threat to public services, the attack on our standards and the way the deal could block climate action.

We have plenty of pre-printed copies of this, so email to order them in multiples of 50.

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What's at risk in Scotland from a US-UK trade deal?

July 2020

This wee 12-page booklet shows the different ways that a trade deal with the US could affect Scotland.