TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You've Never Heard Of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet. A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year.
Together with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TISA completes a trifecta of trade agreements that the administration could sign under Fast Track without full congressional oversight. Although it is the least well-known of those agreements, it is the broadest in terms of membership. As far as we know, it presently includes twenty countries plus Europe (but notably excluding the major emerging world economies of the BRICS bloc), who, with disdainful levity, have adopted the mantle “the Really Good Friends of Services”.
Like its sister agreements, TISA will enact global rules that impact the Internet, bypassing the transparency and accountability of national parliaments. Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) - Financial Services Annex. WikiLeaks Release of Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex Consolidated Text (April 14, 2014) This Document Contains TISA- U.S.CONFIDENTIAL Information MODIFIED HANDLING AUTHORIZED* LIMITED Annex [X]: Financial Services Consolidation of text proposals as of 14 April 2014 *Working consolidated draft among the proponents as of 14 April 2014; draft is without prejudice to further proposals or positions of the proponents.
Article X.1: Scope This section/Annex applies to measures affecting the supply of financial services [TR: subject to any conditions, reservations and qualifications inscribed in its Schedule of specific commitments.] Article X.2: Definitions For purposes of this Annex/section: A financial service is any service of a financial nature offered by a financial service supplier of a Party. [US: Article X.3: Scheduling Financial Services Commitments Market Access. Trade in Services Agreement. 2.
Act normal If you are a high-risk source, avoid saying anything or doing anything after submitting which might promote suspicion. In particular, you should try to stick to your normal routine and behaviour. 3. Remove traces of your submission If you are a high-risk source and the computer you prepared your submission on, or uploaded it from, could subsequently be audited in an investigation, we recommend that you format and dispose of the computer hard drive and any other storage media you used. In particular, hard drives retain data after formatting which may be visible to a digital forensics team and flash media (USB sticks, memory cards and SSD drives) retain data even after a secure erasure.
If you do this and are a high-risk source you should make sure there are no traces of the clean-up, since such traces themselves may draw suspicion. 4. If a legal action is brought against you as a result of your submission, there are organisations that may help you. Trade in Services Agreement. TiSA participating countries The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a proposed international trade treaty between 23 Parties, including the European Union and the United States.
The agreement aims at liberalizing the worldwide trade of services such as banking, health care and transport. Criticism about the secrecy of the agreement arose after WikiLeaks released in June 2014 a classified draft of the proposal's financial services annex, dated the previous April. Origin The process was an initiative of the United States. It was proposed to a group of countries meeting in Geneva and called the Really Good Friends. Proposed Agreement The agreement covers about 70% of the global services economy. European Union The EU has stated that companies outside its borders will not be allowed to provide publicly funded healthcare or social services. Market access for publicly funded health, social services and education, water services, film or TV will not be taken.
Dr. What's Really Going on With the Trade in Services Agreement. The Obama administration’s desire for “fast track” trade authority is not limited to passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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In fact, that may be the least important of three deals currently under negotiation by the U.S.
Trade Representative. The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bind the two biggest economies in the world, the United States and the European Union. And the largest agreement is also the least heralded: the 51-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). On Wednesday, WikiLeaks brought this agreement into the spotlight by releasing 17 key TiSA-related documents, including 11 full chapters under negotiation. Would You Feel Differently About Julian Assange If You Knew What He Really Thought? TiSA has been negotiated since 2013, between the United States, the European Union, and 22 other nations, including Canada, Mexico, Australia, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, and others scattered across South America and Asia.
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