Greenpeace Netherlands: TTIP Leaks

https://www.ttip-leaks.org
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/press/releases/2016/Greenpeace-Netherlands-releases-TTIP-documents/

Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents. We have done so to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty. This treaty is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US.

Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is in these leaked documents. They underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

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  1. TTIP
    Part 1 – 16

    QUICK SUMMARY
    ———————–

    PART 1 (16 pages)
    Markets Access
    No import tariffs without approval and can only be less than TTIP mandates.
    Ceiling on exports. Export goods’ profits are all tax free.
    etc.

    PART 2 (18 pages)
    Agriculture
    Thumb on the scale for US ag exports.
    “substantially reduces trade-distorting domestic support”
    Globalization of food exports (tax abhorrence etc)
    Free for all wine importing, no nation restricted.

    PART 3 (12 pages)
    Cross-Border Trade: Services
    (p.7) Punishment for favoring local workers over foreign workers:
    “Formally identical or formally different treatment shall be considered to be less favorable if it
    modifies the conditions of competition in favor of services or service suppliers of the Party
    compared to like services or service suppliers of the other Party.”
    Other party = foreign company
    (p.11)Aviation free for all.

    PART 4 (17 pages)
    TelCos
    This includes undersea cables and the WWW.
    (p.10) Double speak on “the overall public interest, including the promotion of competition.” This lingo is rife.

    PART 5 (34 pages)
    Gov’t. Procurement
    (includes guest workers for construction)
    (p.13) Globalization of workforce.

    PART 6 (4 pages)
    Gov’t. Procurement / US sec. on corruption
    Abide by United Nations Convention against Corruption.

    PART 7 (14 pages)
    Customs
    Rule-making rules.

    PART 8 (9 pages)
    Tariffs
    (p. 1 bottom – p. 2) Get rid of US car import tariff.

    PART 9 (16 pages)
    REGULATORY PRACTICES]
    (p. 2) Reduce “burdensome” regs.

    PART 10 (16 pages)
    Technical Barriers to Trade
    (p. 3) Use WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

    PART 11 (27 pages)
    Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
    (p. 7) Regional pest or disease control regs.

    PART 12 (5 pages)
    Competition
    (p. 3) Forced “competition” (globalization free for all)

    PART 13 (7 pages)
    Small Biz

    PART 14 (14 pages)
    Proposed SOE
    Rules of rules

    PART 15 (14 pages)
    Disputes
    rules

    PART 16 (25 pages)
    Tactical State of Play of the TTIP Negotiations
    summary of TTIP
    (p. 2) Index
    (p.5) US to open up fisheries to everyone
    (p. 6) Fewer financial industry regs
    (p. 8 & 9) US wants EU to be less touchy about country of origin regs on goods and textiles

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