Information on TTIP

TTIP is short for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It’s an EU-US trade deal currently being negotiated between the two countries. It’s been criticised for a number of different reasons – as a threat to our NHS, our food standards, animal welfare and our democracy. Many 38 Degrees members have been in touch to ask for further information on the deal, so here are some news articles and comment pieces you might like to read:

Why could TTIP be bad news for the NHS? 

TTIP backlash: NHS needs protecting from trade deal

Cameron faces TTIP showdown over NHS

NHS Not Safe From Private Firms In Controversial TTIP Deal, UK Admits

What is TTIP and six reasons why the answer should scare you

Why TTIP could mean corporations suing our government in secret courts:

The lies behind the transatlantic trade deal

‘TTIP will allow private companies to sue govt. for millions’

In this booklet by John Hilary, he cites a number of examples where similar trade deals have seen governments sued in secret courts:

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

One example of this happening is Philip Morris, a big tobacco company, suing Australia for loss of profits. More information on that here:

Philip Morris sues Australia over plain packaging

Why could TTIP be bad for food standards?

10 Reasons TTIP is bad for good food and farming

Trading away meat standards?