Friday, June 20, 2014

Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks

Reuters / Toru Hanai

The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Fifty countries around the globe have already signed on to the Trade in Service Agreement, or TISA, including the United States, Australia and the European Union. Despite vast international ties, however, details about the deal have been negotiated behind closed-doors and largely ignored by the press.
In a statement published by the group alongside the leaked draft this week, WikiLeaks said “proponents of TISA aim to further deregulate global financial services markets,” and have participated in “a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre” by working secretly on a deal that covers more than 68 percent of world trade in services, according to the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research.
Touting the deal earlier this year, the United States Chamber of Commerce said a successful TISA agreement would benefit America’s services industry and its 96 million, or 84 percent, of the nation’s private sector workers. “As its chief goals, the TISA should expand access to foreign markets for US service industries and ensure they receive national and most-favored nation treatment,” the chamber said of the deal in February. “It should also lift foreign governments’ sectoral limits on investment in services," “eliminate regulatory inconsistencies that at times loom as trade barriers” and “prohibit restrictions on legitimate cross‐border information flows and bar local infrastructure mandates relating to data storage.”
WikiLeaks warns that this largely important trade deal has been hardly discussed in public, however, notwithstanding evidence showing that the policy makers involved want to establish rules that would pertain to services used by billions worldwide.
“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,” WikiLeaks said in a statement. “The leaked draft also shows that the US is particularly keen on boosting cross-border data flow, which would allow uninhibited exchange of personal and financial data.”
Additionally, the current draft also includes language inferring that, upon the finishing of negotiations, the document will be kept classified for five full years.
In Australia, journalists at The Age reported that experts say the proposed changes included within the WikiLeaks document “could undermine Australia's capacity to independently respond to and weather any future global financial crisis.”
Dr. Patricia Ranald, a research associate at the University of Sydney and convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, told the paper that the documents suggest the US wants to “tie the hands” of other governments, including allied ones, by way of sheer deregulation.
“Amendments from the US are seeking to end publicly provided services like public pension funds, which are referred to as 'monopolies' and to limit public regulation of all financial services,” she said. ''They want to freeze financial regulation at existing levels, which would mean that governments could not respond to new developments like another global financial crisis.''
Earlier this week, US Trade Representative Michael Froman said the TISA deal was already well on its way to being put together.
"The basic framework of the agreement is in place, initial market access offers have been exchanged, and sector-specific work in areas like telecommunications andfinancialservices is in full swing,” Froman said, according to Reuters.
The document published this week by WikiLeaks is dated April 14 — two months before Froman last weighed in on the progress of the negotiations and six months after his office hailed previous re-write to the proposal. Along with representatives from Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and dozens others, American policy makers will met in Geneva, Switzerland later this month starting June 23 to begin the next round of negotiations.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, meanwhile, remains confined to Ecuador’s embassy in London where two years ago this Thursday he arrived seeking asylum. Assange, 42, is wanted for questioning in Sweden but fears his arrival there would prompt a swift extradition to the US due to his role in exposing American state secrets.
http://rt.com/usa/167088-wikileaks-tisa-secret-trade/

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mideast crises West bid to protect Israel interests: Jaafari.


http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/19/367649/mideast-ravaged-for-israels-sake-syria/

Anonymous said...

Time Monk Radio: Exposing The Jewish Shtick (many new ideas)



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Anonymous said...

JEWS DESTROY 89 YEAR OLD SS HERO JOHANN BREYER.


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Anonymous said...

JEWS DESTROY 89 YEAR OLD SS HERO JOHANN BREYER.


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Anonymous said...

‘Govt has failed’: Poverty doubles in UK over last 30 years.


http://rt.com/news/167008-poverty-doubles-uk-economy/

Anonymous said...

Pressure on Cameron to investigate high level child abuse



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Anonymous said...

The Rabbi Cardinal O’Connor Never Knew: His Grandfather.


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Anonymous said...

A ‘new anti-Semitism’ rising in France. Ha Ha Ha Ha



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Anonymous said...

White Detroit Police Lieutenant Files Discrimination Complaint Against Department.



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Anonymous said...

Pope Francis is a Jewish Imposter.



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Anonymous said...

Labour and Tories face decline if they ignore minority vote, study finds

Analysis indicates that the so-called superdiversity emerging in towns and cities will have a massive impact on future results.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jun/20/labour-tories-minority-vote

Anonymous said...

Half a million EU passports given away to eastern Europeans by Hungary which allow them to live in Britain
Law introduced in 2011 has allowed 550,000 non-EU residents to apply
Gave citizenship to residents of former Austro-Hungarian Empire

System also attracted those who have little emotional attachment

Allows people to escape to wealthier countries, including Germany


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Anonymous said...

BBC to spend £2.1million of licence fee money fast-tracking ethnic minority talent onto the screen...but first they're setting up a 'diversity' committee

BBC plans to spend licence fee cash on new 'diversity creative talent fund'
Director-general said it had 'to do more' to increase minority representation
Tony Hall said ethnic minorities should account for 15 per cent of on-air talent in the next three years


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12-year-old Jewish boy makes raunchy penis jokes, advances in "America's Got Talent" American pop culture has been so thoroughly debased, it's tough to know how much lower it can or will sink. In perhaps a new low, a 12-year-old Jewish boy made a number of filthy penis jokes in a brief stand-up comedy routine for the popular television series "America's Got Talent," allowing him to advance to the second round of the competition. The Times of Israel reports:

http://www.john-friend.net/2014/06/12-year-old-jewish-boy-makes-raunchy.html

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An opportunity to understand the devastating global impact of Jewish bankers and their dedicated Sabboth Goyim.


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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

White Women Beater and Former Liverpool FC star Stan Collymore urged to resign radio job after tweeting Britain 'thieved' the Falkland Islands.


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‘Blair should be lecturing on Iraq from the dock at the International Criminal Court’


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Government Advertised In JANUARY For “Escorts” For 65,000 Illegal Alien Children To Be “Resettled”



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The ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran.



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Washington Relaunches its Iraq Partition Project.


http://www.voltairenet.org/article184359.html

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ISIL is ‘a funded branch of US terrorist campaign against Syria’


http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/20/367804/isis-a-branch-of-us-terrorist-campaign/

Anonymous said...

Why don't they want us to read it? A Dutch antique book seller sold Mein Kampf and faces six months in prison, €7,600 ($10,300) fine, following a complaint from a Jewish group.


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Anonymous said...

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Young judges and jurors are being given the power to punish thugs, arsonists and vandals
Scheme will be trialled in Hampshire and monitored by Ministry of Justice

But critics have branded the idea 'a crazy experiment' full of 'silly gimmicks'
One Tory MP says social media posts of some volunteers taking part make a mockery of the court's authority


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2664651/A-mockery-justice-Children-aged-14-sentence-thugs-arsonists-court-write-poems-victims-naked-joker-ISNT-defendant-judge.html#ixzz35Jab8dPW

Anonymous said...

Tony Blair yesterday ducked calls for him to agree to the release of his correspondence with George Bush ahead of the Iraq War.

The former PM is under pressure to sanction the publication of the documents by Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the 2003 invasion.

Sir John has agreed with the Cabinet Office that he can publish the “gist” of 25 notes and 130 recorded conversations between Mr Blair and the former US president.

The Government says only Mr Blair has the power to allow the documents to be published in full.

Quizzed yesterday, Mr Blair refused to say if would take such a move.

“In respect of Chilcot, I’ll leave that for another day,” he said.

Former PM Sir John Major has called for his successor to release the papers, saying withholding their publication meant suspicions about the Iraq War would “fester.”

Rose Gentle, whose 19-year-old son Gordon was killed in Iraq in June 2004, said last week she was “sickened” by the decision and believed Mr Blair would “walk away from it with a smile on his face”.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tony-blair-ducks-call-release-3639822#ixzz35JkxL4Jn

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Child abuse detectives raid Zionist Labour peer's office in the House of Lords.

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The Dark Secrets and Ironies of Communists and Communism.


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Anonymous said...

WELL WORTH WATCHING!!!


American Conservative Tries To Smear Muslim Student After Berating Her At Benghazi Panel (VIDEO)

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SIX VICIOUS BACK-STABBINGS BY THE NWO.



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Man subjected to vicious sex attack in woods near Milnsbridge by gang.


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Anonymous said...

Study: Jewish job seekers receive preferential treatment

An article appearing in The Jewish Daily Forward highlighted a recent study which found that Jews are often given preferential treatment in the job market, especially when they actually indicate their religious/racial affiliation or background on their resume.

http://www.john-friend.net/2014/06/study-jewish-job-seekers-receive.html

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Video of the Day – “End the Fed” Rallies are Exploding Throughout Germany.


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Iraq crisis: Isis ‘has recruited at least 1,500 Britons’ to fight abroad, warns Birmingham MP.


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