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29/07/2015

Why TISA Is More Scary Than TTIP Or TPPA

Why TISA Is More Scary Than TTIP Or TPPA

Posted by M Caulfield 



On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange announced the publication of a secret draft letter of the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA). TISA is a controversial global trade agreement which brings with it concerns that it will make it easier for corporations to operate and profit across borders with impunity.

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his global trade agreement, promoted by the United States and the European Union, covers 50 countries and is being opposed by anti-globalization activists and global trade unions. The TISA deal is expected to promote privatization of public services in countries across the world, and ease regulations in other sectors.


According to WikiLeaks, the level of secrecy surrounding these trade negotiations is even higher than the also controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) or the Atlantic equivalent (the TTIP), which have been headline news for much of this year.
Jane Kelsey, a law professor at the University of Auckland who analyzed the leaked documents for WikiLeaks, says that the secrecy of these TISA negotiations “exceeds even the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership and runs counter to moves in the WTO towards greater openness.”
In April, demonstrations broke out in Geneva, the hometown of the WTO, as diplomats met secretly for the sixth round of negotiations over TISA, which will regulate international activities in a wide range of service industries such as finance, telecommunications, transportation, as well as local utilities such as water. The protestors were demanding that the draft text be released publically for discussion, but it has remained a secret until now.
One group that is very concerned about TISA is Public Services International(PSI), a global trade union that federates public service workers in 150 different countries. PSI issued a special report titled “TISA versus Public Services,” and in it they explain that TISA threatens to allow multinational corporations to permanently privatize vital public services such as transportation and health care in countries all around the world.
PSI General Secretary Rosa Pavanelli says that “This agreement is all about making it easier for corporations to make profits and operate with impunity across borders. The aim of public services should not be to make profits for large multinational corporations. Ensuring that failed privatizations can never be reversed is free-market ideology gone mad.”
Just because TISA is being pushed as a something that will enhance global trade does not mean this is pro capitalism or will benefit any of us. Free trade, and the entire ideology of responsible freedom itself, is individualistic in nature and tends to avoid forcing people to pick any specific option. Forcing local governments to privatize their water has nothing to do with freedom, although it does have something to do with capitalism’s influence on government. Such a top-down approach of a “world” organization setting up regulations that people must be forced to follow.

These “free trade” and “service” agreements, reminiscent of the North American Free Trade Agreement, have absolutely nothing to do with free trade or improving quality or services. As Noam Chomsky said more than 10 years ago, “the major tendency is towards transfer of power to private tyranny and away from the public sphere.. It’s happening in different countries at different rates, it’s happening internationally, and I think that’s going to be very harmful to values that we ought to share, like democracy.”





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Wiki leaks marker:

Trade in Services Agreement

Today, Wednesday July 2, 2015 at 1500 CEST, WikiLeaks continues publishing documents from the secret ongoing TiSA (Trade in Services Agremeent) negotiations, with four Chapters in key areas ahead of the next negotiating round on Monday: Electronic Commerce,Telecommunications Services, Financial Services and Maritime Transport Services.   Read the full press release here.

July TiSA Release

TiSA Related Documents

Agenda of Trade in Services Agreement - July Round

TiSA Texts

July publication of Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.


TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services

April 16, 2015

July 02, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services

July 02, 2015


TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce

May 2015

July 02, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce

July 02, 2015


TiSA Annex on Financial Services

April 15, 2015

July 02, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Services

July 02, 2015


TISA Annex on Telecommunications Services

April 2015

July 02, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Telecommunications Services

July 02, 2015


TiSA - Trade in Services Agreement - Core Text

April 24, 2015

July 01, 2015


Analysis of TiSA - Trade in Services Agreement - Core Text

July 01, 2015


TiSA Annex on Transparency

April 22, 2015

July 01, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Transparency

July 01, 2015


TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation

April 23, 2015

July 01, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation

July 01, 2015


TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons

April 08, 2015

July 01, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons

July 01, 2015


TiSA Annex on Government Procurement

April 2015

July 01, 2015


Analysis of TiSA Annex on Government Procurement

July 01, 2015



TiSA Archive

Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.


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.


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.

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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Kommentar:


Do not forget WHO are behind these agreements:  (For USA, read The Bilderberg Group)

Although international,the TISA agreement is written in a language only lawyers and legal experts will fully understand. The authors behind the agreement are legal experts of the Bilderberg Group which constitutes 80% members with legal backgrounds. Why would an international free-trade group have such a high percentage of legal expertise?  OBVIOUS, they are created to sue,not to trade!!  These legal experts will run rings around most of their opposite government  negotiators.

" Do not let it ensnare you !! "



" Who controls the sustainment resources controls the people!"




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