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Essential reading on trade

TJM Publications

International Trade and Climate Change

This briefing summarises five ways in which trade rules are damaging the climate, and lists potential trade reforms to curb these effects

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Third Party Funding - The Financialisation of Justice

How financial institutions are speculating on ISDS cases against governments

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Brexit and trade justice for the global south

Brexit implications for countries in the global South

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Reform of UK international investment protection post-Brexit

UK international investment protection is not fit for purpose, reform must happen before full Brexit

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Democratising UK Trade Post-Brexit

Democracy and transparency in UK trade policy matter to us all

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Key Issues in UK Trade Policy Post-Brexit

Key issues in UK trade policy post-Brexit

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

TTIPing Away the Ladder

How the EU-US trade deal could undermine the Sustainable Development Goals

Report by Trade Justice Movement

TJM Briefing on WTO Ministerial Conference 2015

Broken promises and outstanding issues have characterised the negotiating process at this year’s ministerial conference of the WTO.

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

Worried about UK BITs? Analysis of UK Bilateral Investment Treaties

This TJM report outlines the state of play in the UK investment protection regime. The UK has an ext...

Report by Trade Justice Movement

The Case for Reform of UK BITs – short briefing for MPs

UK BITs offer foreign investors an extra layer of protection beyond that available to domestic companies or citizens

Briefing by Trade Justice Movement

TJM: Take Back the Power - Energy Transition and the International Trade and Investment Regime

Climate goals commit us to reducing fossil fuel use but trade and investment deals can block government action

Report by Trade Justice Movement

TJM member publications

UNISON report on the effects of international trade agreements on social, labour and environmental standards

UNISON report on the effects of international trade agreements on social, labour and environmental standards

Report

UNISON Briefing on CETA, TTIP and TISA

National governments and MEPs from the European Parliament’s Trade Committee have only limited access to documents. MPs at Westminster have no none.

Report by UNISON

Global Justice Now’s Guide to CETA

If you thought Brexit meant that we would be free of the terrible impacts of TTIP, the controversial US-EU trade deal, it is time to think again.

Report by Global Justice Now

Oil corporations vs. Climate: how investors use trade agreements to undermine climate action

Canadian company TransCanada has announced its plan to sue the US government for more than US$15 billion under the North American Free Trade Agreement

Report by Friends of the Earth

Investment Agreement Advocacy Guide

This guide is in 9 sections providing background information to those new to the issue initially aimed at Civil Society Organisations in Africa

Report by Traidcraft

John Hilary: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

John Hilary from War On Want gives an overview of the issues with TTIP

Report by War on Want

Friends of the Earth report on the impact of TTIP on agriculture

Studies show that export opportunities created through TTIP predict falls in the price paid to EU farmers in every food category

Report by Friends of the Earth

International Trade for the Common Good

CAFOD paper outlining five principles that the UK government must consider for each of its future trade deals

Report by CAFOD

Post-Brexit Trade: Options for continued and improved market access arrangements for developing countries

A Traidcraft report exploring how the upcoming rewrite of trade deals could be an opportunity to create fairer trade terms for developing countriess

Report by Traidcraft

Other useful resources

Public Citizen: Can countries to protect public services using GATS exemptions?

Leaked texts have revealed that many of the most damaging provisions from past “free trade” agreements (FTAs) are being replicated in the TPP

Report Published August 2015 by PublicCitizen

The trade system and climate action: Ways forward under the Paris Agreement

A working paper from Climate Strategies exploring how the global trade regime could be amended to support climate change action

Report Published March 2017 by Climate Strategies

Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy

A European Commission report exploring how trade and investment could be used for the public interest

Report Published March 2017 by European Commission

CETA and the environment: A gold standard for the planet or for big business?

An analysis by Transport & Environment and ClientEarth that finds that the public interest is treated as an afterthough in CETA

Report Published March 2017 by Transport & Environment and ClientEarth

Climate change, trade and emissions leakage: trade measures and climate agreements

A report by the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy into the potential for CO2 commitments to lead to an 'outsourcing' of emissions

Report Published March 2017 by Center for International Environment & Resource Policy

Trade and Climate Change

A United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) report exploring the links between trade and climate change

Report Published March 2017 by UNEP and WTO

CLIMATE ROADBLOCKS: Looming Trade Deals Threaten Efforts to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground

A Sierra Club report, discussing how trade deals make it harder to resist fracking, offshore oil drilling, pipelines and the pollution of public land

Report Published March 2017 by Sierra Club

The impact of the UK's post-Brexit trade policy on development

A series of essays, compiled by the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), on the potential impact of new UK trade policies on developing countries

Report Published March 2017 by UK Trade Policy Observatory

Brexit: options for trade

A House of Lords report exploring the UK's options for trade and trade agreements following Brexit

Report Published March 2017 by House of Lords

Brexit: environment and climate change

A House of Lords report outlining some possible impacts of Brexit on environmental law and climate change action.

Report Published March 2017 by House of Lords

Safeguarding the environment after Brexit

A report by Caroline Lucas about environmental protection challenges the UK will need to face following Brexit

Report Published March 2017 by Caroline Lucas, Green Party

An early analysis of TiSA by Public Services International

The idea for TISA originated with trade think tanks and lobbyists for corporations unhappy with the pace of services negotiations at the WTO

Report Published February 2017 by Public Services International

TiSA - Bad News for Communities and Workers

Lobbyists from some of the world's most powerful multinationals have inside access while elected representatives in parliaments are kept in the dark

Report Published February 2017 by International Trade Union Confederation

All About TiSA: What you didn’t know about the Trade in Services Agreement

TiSA participants are missing five of the largest developing countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

Report Published February 2017 by International Trade Union Confederation

European parliament report on TiSA

This paper will firstly try to explain the economic stakes involved in services liberalisation, both globally and for the EU

Report Published February 2017 by European Parliament

Corporate Europe Observatory report on ISDS in TTIP

The analysis in this report shows that the rhetoric about the problems with ISDS having been solved by the proposed ICS is nothing but a fairytale.

Report Published February 2017 by Corporate Europe Observatory

Profiting from Injustice

TNI & Corporate Europe Observatory have uncovered a secretive elite club of lawyers riding an international litigation boom benefiting multinationals

Report Published February 2017 by Corporate Europe Observatory and the Transnational Institute

Dirty Deals: How trade talks threaten to undermine EU climate policies

How trade talks threaten to undermine EU climate policies and bring tar sands to Europe

Report Published February 2017 by Friends of the Earth Europe

The European Commission's Summary of the Final Negotiating Results

This note summarises the key elements of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA).

Report Published February 2017 by European Commission

EU report on the use of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ lists in services trade deals

Services and investment are a key component of EU trade policy. So how do EU trade deals cover trade in services and investment?

Report Published February 2017 by European Commission

UK Parliament Note on CETA

This note provides details about CETA, the Comprehensive Trade and Economic Partnership. This is a free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.

Report Published February 2017 by House of Commons Library

South Centre: Analysis of the Doha negotiations and the Functioning of the WTO

Is it possible to reform the WTO?

Report Published June 2016 by South Centre