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wlogo-smWikiLeaks has released new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP. WikiLeaks has also published expert analyses of the documents.

From WikiLeaks press release:

 

The Trade In Services Agreement is the largest trade treaty of its kind in history. The economies of the 52 countries involved in the negotiation, which is being led by the United States, are mostly the supply of services. According to World Bank figures, services comprise 75% of the EU economy, 80% of the US economy and the majority of the global economy. Notably excluded in the TiSA negotiations are the emerging economies and the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

The “Energy Related Services Annex Proposal: Questions and Answers” document sets out TiSA designs to create an international market in energy-related services for foreign suppliers. While heads of state prepare to sign climate accords in Paris, TiSA negotiators are meeting behind closed doors in Geneva to forge new limits on energy regulation.

The “Annex on Environmental Services” reveals that TiSA will aim to ensure that national environmental protections within TiSA countries will be “harmonized down”, promoting the interests of multinational companies providing water purification, sanitation and refuse disposal services over worker safety, public health and the natural environment. Assessing the agreement, Friends of the Earth calls TiSA “an environmental hazard”, pointing out that public services of an environmentally sensitive nature are in danger of being privatized. Commenting on the “Annex on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistical Services”, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) calls TiSA a “race to the bottom,” observing that the Annex joins other Annexes published by WikiLeaks to form an overarching trade liberalization agenda, fragmenting the trucking industry, opening up sensitive areas of the transport sector to international competition, and contributing to the ongoing privatization of public services, undercutting workers’ rights, public health and safety, and the ability of national governments to plan and direct their own industrial and infrastructural development.

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) have received attention, the TiSA is the largest component of the United States’ “Big Three,” the triumvirate of strategic neoliberal trade deals being advanced by the Obama administration. Together, the three treaties form not only a new legal order hospitable for transnational corporations, but a new economic “grand enclosure”, which excludes China and all other BRICS countries.

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And here the new documents:

December TiSA Publication

TiSA Texts
December publication of Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
Energy Related Services (ERS) Annex Proposal: Questions and Answers December 2014 December 03, 2015
TiSA – Energy Related Services (Proposal by Norway/Iceland) December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Energy Related Services (ERS) Annex December 03, 2015
Annex on Environmental Services December 2014 December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Trade in Environmental Services Annex December 03, 2015
Annex on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics Services July 30, 2015 December 03, 2015
Expert Analysis on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics Services. December 03, 2015

And here the documents published earlier:

July TiSA Publication


June TiSA Publication

TiSA Texts
Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.

Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Annex on Air Transport Services February 9, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Air Transport Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Competitive Delivery Services April 16, 2014 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Delivery Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services February 10, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons February 13, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Professional Services February 13, 2015 June 3, 2015
TISA Annex on Telecommunications Services February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial Services February 23, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Servicess June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Transparency January 23, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Transparency June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Transparency April 16, 2014 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial Services April 14, 2014 June 19, 2014
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Services June 19, 2014
TiSA Market Analyses
Market Access Negotiations documents are requests for a schedule of commitments from one of the negotiating Parties to another.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Market Access – Israel January 25, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Market Access – Turkey January 25, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Related Documents
Other documents related to the TiSA negotiation process.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Cover Note TPC (EU reservations) February 19, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Analysis of Committed Related Provisions February 9, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Separate From And Accountable February 16, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan UPU Clarification on USO November 28, 2014 June 3, 2015
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