by India Thorogood Oct 12th, 2014
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?
Why TTIP could mean corporations suing our government in secret courts:
In this booklet by John Hilary, he cites a number of examples where similar trade deals have seen governments sued in secret courts:
One example of this happening is Philip Morris, a big tobacco company, suing Australia for loss of profits. More information on that here:
Why could TTIP be bad for food standards?