Why Obama Clinton are hiding TTIP and talking about TPP.. Why is the Media so silent ? This is much bigger and problematic than TPP
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Katherine Frisk sums up best what the TTIP would mean for Europe:
International “free trade” agreements such as the TTIP and the TPP which will override the National Sovereignty of any country who signs them, the Constitution of any country, their Constitutional law courts and any laws that any government may or may not make regarding health regulations, minimum wage regulations or environmental requirements. Far from being Capitalism with checks and balances restricting monopolies, it is a form of Corporate Fascist hegemonic colonialism and Corporate Empire building, eliminating all competition in the interests of monopolies.
TTIP Stands for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, with the aim of promoting trade and multilateral economic growth. The American government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The agreement is under ongoing negotiations and its main three broad areas are: market access; specific regulation; and broader rules and principles and modes of co-operation. The negotiations were planned to be finalized by the end of 2014, but will not be finished until 2019 or 2020, according to economistHosuk Lee-Makiyama.
TPP stands for Trans Pacific Partnership
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries. The finalized proposal was signed on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, concluding seven years of negotiations. It is currently awaiting ratification to enter into force. The 30 chapters of the agreement aim to “promote economic growth; support the creation and retention of jobs; enhance innovation, productivity and competitiveness; raise living standards; reduce poverty in the signatories’ countries; and promote transparency, good governance, and enhanced labor and environmental protections.” The TPP contains measures to lower trade barriers, such as tariffs, and establish an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
Source Wikipedia, also see http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2014/07/who-lobbies-most-ttip and http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership-ttip-would-abolish-europes-sovereignty-the-eu-would-become-a-us-colony/5417382
So why is TTIP more dangerous ?
Because those lobbying will send more products and jobs overseas, and this will raise the cost of Products in the United States, because of less supply. Also it is dangerous for Americans living and working abroad. Currently they are double taxed but it will create other problems for their employers who will have to comply with TTIP. Rather than employ a Native American English Speaker or US Citizen, because of red tape it will be easier for them to not hire them, costing Americans jobs overseas.
In June 2013, US President Obama and European Commission President Barroso officially launched negotiations on a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The name overstates the importance of trade, which is only a tiny part of the negotiations. The main objective of the TTIP is to harmonise to the greatest extent possible transatlantic rules, regulations and standards on food and consumer product safety, environmental protection, biotechnology and toxic chemicals management, financial services and banking, domestic regulation of services, pharmaceutical patent terms, and many more areas of public policy. EU and US governments will hold onto a “right to regulate” but it will be severely constrained, subsumed under the overall priority of reducing barriers to investment opportunities for multinational corporations.
The negotiations over TTIP are taking place behind closed doors, although the agreement will have far-reaching effects for the citizens of the EU. Even the composition of a preparatory group of the negotiations and the wording of the negotiating mandate are secret. This is incompatible with democratic standards! Source : https://stop-ttip.org/what-is-the-problem-ttip-ceta/faqs/
TTIP would have enormous effects on our democracy, the rule of law, consumer and environmental protection, and even on the provision of public services, such as our health service, education, and culture. TTIP would create binding rules on both sides of the Atlantic for all levels of the state down to local authorities, and therefore would apply to around 820 million people. It would include large areas of business life, from trade with service providers, to public contracts, agriculture and mining, and through to technical standards and intellectual property. Additionally, private companies would be given the possibility of suing states before private arbitration tribunals if the states enact laws which have a negative effect on the investments and profit expectations of the company.
As a rule, international agreements are the result of frequently tedious negotiations over many years. Normally the negotiating parties involved are hardly prepared to put this at risk. If nothing to the contrary was agreed, modifications may be made only with the agreement of all parties to it. On top of this, investment agreements often result in long-term obligations. Many bilateral investment agreements may be terminated after five years notice at the earliest.
However, for investments made up to the timepoint of the termination, the agreement lasts for another 15 years. Therefore in effect the provisions are valid for at least twenty years – a period during which a new parliament is elected four or five times, during which political configurations and therefore directions can change.
Everywhere in Europe, in the US it has become very difficult to distinguish left and right, particularly when you don’t talk about values but about economic and financial policies. All over Europe, mainstream political parties in the last 20 years have subscribed to the belief that there is »no alternative« to neoliberal free-market globalization. No matter whether it’s Social Democrats, Christian Democrats, Greens, Liberals – there is hardly any political sector where differences in practical government policymaking were smaller than in economic and financial policies. This is not only true for Germany, it is also true in the US and Britain, and many other countries.
Bottom line, when you educate yourself about TPP you realize that TTIP is even more dangerous although both are dangerous.
Some organizations are set out to stop these trade agreements. If you would like to help stop these agreements, you can get involved.
To help stop TTIP read more here https://stop-ttip.org/
TPP read more here https://stoptpp.org/
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