Trade Deals

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Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and ISDS

BITs are agreements between two governments ostensibly designed to promote investment flows and protect international investors

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

This EU-US deal is the largest ever negotiated, and aims to entrench neoliberal policies and transfer powers to multinational corporations

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EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Although it is an EU trade deal with Canada, CETA could still affect the UK after Brexit

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Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)

The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is a trade deal being negotiated by 50 countries, including the EU member states

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Energy Charter Treaty

The Energy Charter Treaty is a legally-binding plurilateral agreement for the energy industry

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World Trade Organisation

The WTO, with 162 member governments, is the only forum in which most of the world’s countries come together to try to negotiate global trade deals

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UK-US trade deal

A UK-US trade agreement would present risks from regulatory protections, to privatisation to diplomacy