TISA Text and Analysis: Transparency Negotiating Text

Original Publication Date: 
2 July, 2015
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TiSA Transparency Negotiating Text.pdf593.24 KB
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This is the secret April 2015 bracketed draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Transparency Annex, 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 make governments more transparent to global commercial actors, creating obligations to notify and consult with transnational corporations on decisions and measures which may affect their interests. Two earlier versions of the Annex have previously been published by WikiLeaks. This April 2015 text dates from shortly before the 12th round of TiSA negotiations held from 13-17 April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.