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WikiLeaks releases new secret TiSA documents
WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the controversial Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) currently being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for over 2/3rds of global GDP.
TiSA - draft core text, chapters and annexes (June, July 2016)
As leaked by Wikileaks
Emergency services turn life-threatening under US private equity owners — and a global Trade in Services Agreement would globalize the damage
Vital public services like firefighting and ambulances are being handed over to a small number of transnational companies worldwide, a trend that will be hugely boosted by TPP, TTIP, CETA and TiSA.
RCEP - Services - NZ initial sectoral request lists (Oct 2015)
Requests to Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam, dated October 2015
RCEP services chapter: Risks for developing countries’ and LDCs’ policy space and regulatory sovereignty
The leaked RCEP services chapter from August 2015 shows the non-ASEAN countries, especially Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Japan, have been very aggressive in their demands and insisted on new ways to bind the hands of governments in the future.
The British service sector: potential UK-China free trade agreement
On August 2, the Chinese ministry of commerce expressed willingness to jointly conduct a feasibility study for a UK-China FTA
TiSA talks going nowhere fast
Parties are still considering a number of new proposals and avoiding discussions on some important subjects.
RCEP - trade in services chapter: proposal for a ratchet (August 2015)
1 page proposal by Australia, Korea & New Zealand as of 4 August 2015.
RCEP - trade in services chapter: summary of 9th round of negotiations (August 2015)
Minutes of services chapter negotiations at the 9th RCEP negotiating round (August 2015)
RCEP - trade in services chapter: positions on value-add elements (August 2015)
ASEAN versus other RCEP country positions on value-add elements in RCEP services chapter
RCEP - trade in services chapter negotiating text (August 2015)
RCEP services chapter consolidated negotiating text as of 5 August 2015.
TiSA hitting an EU roadblock?
A massive trade in services deal is running into roadblocks from the European Union.
Privacy Shield: Privacy sham
The European Commission adopted the so-called “Privacy Shield”, a special arrangement that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States.