TISA Text and Analysis: Annex on Movement of Natural Persons

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2015
TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons.pdf418.32 KB
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons.pdf439.2 KB
This is the secret April 2015 bracketed draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Annex on Movement of Natural Persons, including negotiating positions. TiSA is currently under negotiation between the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries. The Agreement creates an international legal regime which aims to deregulate and privatize the supply of services - which account for the majority of the economy across TiSA countries. The draft Annex aims to harmonize limitations on the ability of national governments to restrict the ingress, movement or egress within their territory of employees, contractors or agents of services companies. An earlier version of this Annex was previously published by WikiLeaks. This April 2015 text dates from the 12th round of TiSA negotiations held 13-17 April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.