Trade has always been part of society and in itself it could be a good thing. But trade deals are no longer just about selling more goods to other countries. 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 environmental protection to food standards.
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.
The UK government is lining up a raft of new trade deals post-Brexit which could pose huge threats on the environment, public services and food and agricultural standards. We will oppose future trade deals that harm people and planet.
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Learn more about other trade deals and how they affect every aspect of our society.
CETA 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. >>> Find out more
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) poses a huge threat to public services. It brings the same discredited, toxic approach that we have seen in TTIP and CETA, and applies it specifically to services. >>> Find out more