Not about trade, but about trading away democracy

Trade and investment between the EU & US already flourishes, tariffs are already low or non-existent. TTIP isn't about trade. TTIP is about changing our laws for big business at the expense of ordinary people.

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Designed by corporations, for corporations

Big business on both sides of the Atlantic have a wish list of deregulatory measures that they've been lobbying for for years. TTIP presents the perfect opportunity for them to finally achieve their goals.

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Bypassing our courts, suing our countries

Exclusive investor-rights in the form of private corporate courts tilt the balance of power away from citizens, undermining our judicial systems, costing taxpayers and our democracies dearly.

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Screening new laws - holding democracy to ransom

A new transatlantic institution will have the power to screen any new law, further frustrating, undermining or derailing progressive policymaking in the EU and US.

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Out of sight- behind closed doors

While business groups have set the TTIP agenda, citizens in the EU and US have been locked out. The public has no access to joint EU-US negotiation texts, and many of their public representatives remain in the dark.

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Hidden risks- exaggerated benefits

TTIP has been sold as a job-creator, good for SMEs and good for workers. None of these claims stand up to scrutiny. At the same time the risks to people and the environment have been disregarded

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