Bilateral Investment Treaties( 13 Articles )
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are agreements between governments designed to protect investors and their investments. They are heavily biased in favour of investors, challenging governments' ability to decide policy in areas like health, energy, water and climate change . The most dangerous provision is for companies to sue states for millions, often billions of dollars. We are calling for an end to this system.
TTIP( 6 Articles )
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a deal being negotiated between the EU and the US. It aims to remove 'regulatory barriers' to trade - including social and environmental standards and includes a controversial ISDS clause.
Trans Pacific Partnership( 2 Articles )
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade deal between twelve Pacific Rim countries. It was agreed on 5 October 2015, following 7 years of negotiations. The full text of the agreement is available here. Image courtesy of 350 campaigns/ Eduardo Santaela, sign their petition here.
Trade and Climate Change( 2 Articles )
Trade plays an important role in shaping policy responses to climate change. Trade rules are currently hindering progress towards emissions reduction and support for adaptation, for example by blocking action to phase out fossil fuels and efforts to deal with food insecurity.
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WTO( 9 Articles )
We call on the WTO to stop pushing poor countries to open up their markets against their will and to end export dumping that damages the livelihoods of poor people. We need international trade rules that put the needs of people and the planet first.
Economic Partnership Agreements( 4 Articles )
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are unfair trade deals which Europe is trying to negotiate with 76 former colonies - some of the poorest countries in the world. The global campaign against EPAs continues.