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The Trans-Pacific Powergrab

October 2018

TPP will hand over even more power to the most powerful corporations in the world and deepen the inequalities of hyperglobalisation. The UK should not be considering joining it. Instead it should be developing a progressive approach to trade that can work for people and planet. More about why joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be bad for people and planet – and the UK in our new briefing with Trade Justice Movement and War On Want. 

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

August 2018

On 5 September we’ll be donning our chicken costumes, and the masks of our Tory government and their cronies (see pic) to welcome the trade minister George Hollingbery to Holyrood. Hollingbery is giving evidence to the finance and constitution committee about the trade bill. Find out more about our plans for the day, and how you can get involved in our latest trade update for Scottish activists.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

June 2018

The UK trade bill is back at Westminster. It’s been in the deep freeze for a time, while the Tory tussle over the EU customs union was being resolved, but in July it will be back taking centre stage.  So we have work to do convincing MPs and MSPs that embedding trade democracy in this bill is essential to keep out chlorinated chickens and privatised healthcare.

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What's at risk in Scotland from Brexit trade deals?

May 2018

Short guide to the way trade deals after Brexit could impact on Scotland, its people and its economy.

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Trade Democracy in Wales | Democratiaeth Masnach Yng Nghymru

May 2018

How post‐Brexit trade deals could undermine Wales’ food, health service and devolved powers, and how to make sure they don’t

Summary of the briefing:

  • Modern trade deals go well beyond tariffs. They can affect our food standards, our public services, our environment and our democratic ability to regulate big business.
  • Post-Brexit trade deals could, if not negotiated democratically, have a profoundly negative impact on Wales – undermining farmers, the NHS, education, culture, the environment and local government here.
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E-pocalypse Now: How the e-commerce trade agenda promotes corporate power and threatens the global south

May 2018

Imagine a world in which a multinational company knew every intimate detail of your life. Details like your health fears, your love life, your innermost beliefs and who you’re thinking of voting for.

Imagine that this company made billions of pounds in revenue selling this information to other companies and that foreign intelligence services used it to influence the outcome of elections.

Our response to Liam Fox's article

February 2018

Last week Liam Fox attacked our trade democracy campaign in an extraordinary article in the Independent. It showed he hasn't done his homework on the growing campaign against his trade power grab. Here's where he went wrong.

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Trade campaign update for Scottish activists

December 2017

December trade update for Scottish activists

Trade Bill parliamentary briefing

November 2017

A guide for MPs about ensuring that the trade bill enshrines proper democratic accountability over trade policy.

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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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