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Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) - Financial Services Annex

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 [EU, US: Article X.4: Standstill Article X.5: Monopoly Rights Article X.7: Commercial Presence 1bis. Related:  Accords transnationaux de "libre"-échange

Wikileaks publie le projet de l’accord secret TISA ! Deux articles sur WikiLeaks : - Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex —> - Analysis Article – Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) – Financial Services Annex —> Un projet encore plus secret et méconnu que le TTIP (ex-TAFTA) : l’accord TISA. TiSA, en anglais, signifie Trade in Services Agreement ou en français Accord sur le Commerce des Services (ACS). Contourner le blocage de l’OMC Suite au blocage des négociations du cycle de Doha de l’OMC, les accords bilatéraux entre pays se sont multipliés dans le but de faire avancer la libéralisation des échanges. TiSA (ou ACS) : Accord sur le Commerce des Services auquel participe la Suisse ; APT (ou TAFTA) : Accord de Partenariat Transatlantique, entre les Etats-Unis et l’Union Européenne ; Que signifie libéralisation des échanges de services ? La démocratie menacée Il est prévu que l’accord TiSA soit signé en 2014 déjà. Merci à

Partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d'investissement Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le partenariat transatlantique de commerce et d'investissement (PTCI ; TTIP en anglais), également connu sous le nom de traité de libre-échange transatlantique (TAFTA en anglais), est un accord commercial en cours de négociation entre l'Union européenne et les États-Unis prévoyant la création en 2015 d'une zone de libre-échange transatlantique souvent appelée grand marché transatlantique[1],[i 1]. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] Les années 1990[modifier | modifier le code] En 1990, soit un an après la chute du mur de Berlin, les États-Unis et l'Union européenne signent ensemble la première résolution transatlantique[i 2]. Négocié secrètement entre 1995 et 1997 par les vingt-neuf États membres de l’OCDE, l’accord multilatéral sur l’investissement (AMI) est la première tentative d'établissement d'un grand marché transatlantique. Les années 2000[modifier | modifier le code] Cycles de négociations[modifier | modifier le code]

EU External Freedom of Expression Policy (on 2014-04-15) Today WikiLeaks released the second Draft of EU Human Rights Guidelines on Freedom of Opinion and Expression Online and Offline, an instrument which sets how the EU is to treat these subjects and their priorities in the foreign policy of the European Union, for example, the EU response to censorship of TV stations in the Ukraine and certain aspects of US mass surveillance. The Guidelines cover significant ground, including activating EU sanctions in response to "restrictions of freedom of expression". The Guidelines were supposed to be released by the end of 2013, a deadline established by the EU Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy - but were not. The Guidelines validate data collection by indicating that "public security may justify the gathering of sensitive information". The protection for whistleblowers and emerging forms of journalism is ambiguous. Download the EU External Freedom of Expression Policy draft here

Trade in Services Agreement Today, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which covers 50 countries and 68.2%1 of world trade in services. The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force. Despite the failures in financial regulation evident during the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis and calls for improvement of relevant regulatory structures, proponents of TISA aim to further deregulate global financial services markets. The draft Financial Services Annex sets rules which would assist the expansion of financial multi-nationals – mainly headquartered in New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt – into other nations by preventing regulatory barriers.

Éditorial : Le poison du libre-échange généralisé Mais ce drame des guerres actuelles, nourries par le trafic d’armes, dont les victimes sont toujours des populations démunies de tout ou presque tout, s’insère dans une période où d’autres dangers, bien que plus diffus et moins voyants, se précisent. La crise capitaliste a renforcé la détermination des classes dominantes à faire aboutir coûte que coûte des accords de libre-échange entre deux ou plusieurs pays, de façon à sortir de l’impasse dans laquelle était enfermée l’Organisation mondiale du commerce, incapable de faire aboutir un accord multilatéral et mondial. C’est à ces coups de force néolibéraux supplémentaires que la revue Les Possibles consacre son dossier. Vient ensuite un article de François Chesnais et Guillaume Pastureau. Le dossier se poursuit avec deux articles complémentaires de Susan George et de Jacques Cossart. Voilà pour le contexte général. Sommes-nous condamnés à passer sous les fourches caudines des multinationales ?

Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. La Commission des Nations unies pour le droit commercial international (CNUDCI) a été créée par l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies par sa résolution 2205[1] (XXI session) du pour promouvoir l'harmonisation et l'unification progressives du droit commercial international. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Quand le commerce mondial a commencé à se développer considérablement dans les années 1960, les gouvernements nationaux ont commencé à réaliser la nécessité d'un ensemble global de normes et de règles pour harmoniser les réglementations nationales et régionales, qui jusque-là régissaient le commerce international. Textes[modifier | modifier le code] La CNUDCI a préparé un nombre de textes juridiques de différent nature, notamment traités, lois-type et textes de nature contractuelle. Membres[modifier | modifier le code] La CNUDCI est composée à l'origine de 29 États, et a été étendue à 36 en 1973, et de nouveau à 60 en 2002.

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Ecuadorian Embassy 'Soon' After Reports Of Ill-Health Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and extradition. Assange was speaking at a press conference this morning after Sky News reported he was considering surrendering to police, meaning he would be extradited to Sweden to face rape charges. He has claimed the extradition would see him removed to the US to face prosecution over Wikileaks' publication of warlogs and diplomatic cables that shook the international establishment. Though he was eventually granted asylum in Ecuador, he has been unable to leave the embassy to take it up as Metropolitan Police officers have guarded it since Assange entered and will arrest him if makes any attempt to leave. Now, he suffers from a heart defect, a lack of vitamin D and a chronic lung condition after 26 months of confinement, it has been reported. He declined to elaborate when asked. "He's had enough. Story continues beneath slideshow Britain Assange

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.

Les accords commerciaux préférentiels dans l’histoire 1- Le traité de Methuen (1703) Le premier traité de commerce bilatéral à avoir fait couler beaucoup d’encre date de 1703 et a été conclu entre le Royaume-Uni et le Portugal : c’est le traité de Methuen, du nom de l’ambassadeur anglais à Lisbonne qui mena la négociation. Il ne comprend que deux articles et ne porte que sur deux marchandises, les draps et le vin. On le voit, il ne s’agit pas de libre-échange, terme d’ailleurs inconnu à l’époque, et le domaine concerné est apparemment bien réduit. Les analyses du traité faites par la suite ont clairement montré que le Royaume-Uni fut le principal bénéficiaire de Methuen, tandis que le Portugal vit en quelques années s’effondrer son industrie textile naissante. Tel n’est évidemment pas l’avis des partisans du libre-échange, en particulier Frédéric Bastiat, qui utilise souvent le personnage de Robinson sur son île pour démontrer a contrario les bienfaits des avantages comparatifs. « Voyez donc comme Robinson est changé !

Investor-state dispute settlement Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is an instrument of public international law, that grants an investor the right to use dispute settlement proceedings against a foreign government. Provisions for ISDS are contained in a number of bilateral investment treaties, in certain international trade treaties, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (Chapter 11) and in international investment agreements, such as the Energy Charter Treaty. If an investor from country "A" ("Home State") invests in country "B" ("Host State"), both of which have agreed to ISDS, and the Host State violates the rights granted to the investor under public international law, then that investor may bring the matter before an arbitral tribunal. Foreign investment protection[edit] Historical development[edit] Under customary international law a state can vindicate injury caused to its nation by the host state by exercising diplomatic protection, which may include retorsion and/or reprisals. Debates[edit]

Wikileaks proba como Israel aplica plans económicos para afogar a Gaza - Mundo Vota: Documentos difundidos pola web de Assange demostran que Tel Aviv planifica operacións para que a poboación da Faixa “funcione en precario, só un pouco por riba da crise humanitaria”. “Autoridades israelitas confirmaron en diversas ocasións aos funcionarios da Embaixada (dos Estados Unidos) que a intención do goberno de Israel é manter a economía de Gaza a funcionar num nivel precario, só un pouco por enriba dunha crise humanitaria”. Este é o primeiro parágrafo dun telegrama enviado pola Embaixada dos EUA en Tel Aviv para Washington a 3 de novembro de 2008, divulgado polo web Wikileaks o pasado 4 de agosto. Documentos da embaixada americana falan de uso de palestinos como escudos humanos ou do bombardeo de hospitais O telegrama forma parte dunha serie de documentos divulgados polo medio dirixido polo australiano Julian Assange sobre o conflito entre Israel e Palestina.

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.[1] 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.[2] Origin[edit] The process was an initiative of the United States. Proposed Agreement[edit] The agreement covers about 70% of the global services economy. For commitments on what the European Commission calls "'national treatment' (i.e. on equal treatment for foreign and local suppliers)", excluding commitments on market access, the following applies: Once a particular trade barrier has unilaterally been removed in an area where the country has made a commitment, it cannot be reintroduced. European Union[edit] Criticism[edit]

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