• All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out.

  • I.F. Stone

woensdag 25 mei 2016

Neoliberal Democracy


Today, Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:30am CEST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP.
This release includes a previously unknown annex to the TiSA core chapter on "State Owned Enterprises" (SOEs), which imposes unprecedented restrictions on SOEs and will force majority owned SOEs to operate like private sector businesses. This corporatisation of public services - to nearly the same extent as demanded by the recently signed TPP - is a next step to privatisation of SOEs on the neoliberal agenda behind the "Big Three" (TTIP,TiSA,TPP).
Other documents in todays release cover updated versions of annexes to TiSA core chapters that were published by WikiLeaks in previous releases; these updates show the advances in the confidential negotiations between the TiSA parties on the issues of Domestic Regulation, New Provisions, Transparency, Electronic Commerce, Financial Services, Telecommunication Services, Professional Services and the Movement of Natural Persons. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses on some of these documents.
The annexes on Domestic Regulation, Transparency and New Provisions have further advanced towards the "deregulation" objectives of big corporations entering overseas markets. Local regulations like store size restrictions or hours of operations are considered an obstacle to achieve "operating efficiencies" of large-scale retailing, disregarding their public benefit that foster livable neighbors and reasonable hours of work for employees. The TiSA provisions in their current form will establish a wide range of new grounds for domestic regulations to be challenged by corporations - even those without a local presence in that country.
Read all press releases.

May 2016 Publication

TiSA Texts
May 2016 publication of Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
Annex on State Owned EnterprisesOctober 6, 2015May 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on State Owned EnterprisesMay 25, 2016
Annex on Domestic RegulationOctober 10, 2015May 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic RegulationMay 25, 2016
Annex on Electronic CommerceMay 25, 2016
Annex on Financial ServicesSeptember 25, 2015May 25, 2016
Annex on Movement of Natural PersonsJuly 6, 2015May 25, 2016
Annex on Professional ServicesOctober 8, 2015May 25, 2016
Annex on Telecommunication ServicesMay 25, 2016
New provisionsMay 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on New ProvisionsMay 25, 2016
TransparencyOctober 15, 2015May 25, 2016
TiSA Related Documents
Other documents related to the TiSA negotiation process.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Letter on handling of documentsMay 25, 2015
TiSA November 2013 AgendaNov 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2014 AgendaFeb 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA April-May 2014 AgendaApril-May 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA June 2014 AgendaJune 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA September 2014 AgendaSep 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 ScheduleDec 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 AgendaDec 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 - Services Plurilateral AgreementDec 2014May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2015 AgendaFeb 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2015 ScheduleFeb 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA April 2015 AgendaApril 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 AgendaJuly 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 Delegation ListJuly 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 TimetableJuly 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA October 2015 AgendaOct 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA 2015 WorkplanMay 25, 2015
TiSA December 2015 AgendaDec 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA Calendar 2015May 25, 2015
TiSA Calendar 2016May 25, 2015

December 2015 Publication

TiSA Texts
December publication of Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
Energy Related Services (ERS) Annex Proposal: Questions and AnswersDecember 2014December 03, 2015
TiSA – Energy Related Services (Proposal by Norway/Iceland)December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Energy Related Services (ERS) AnnexDecember 03, 2015
Annex on Environmental ServicesDecember 2014December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Trade in Environmental Services AnnexDecember 03, 2015
Annex on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics ServicesJuly 30, 2015December 03, 2015
Expert Analysis on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics Services.December 03, 2015

July 2015 Publication


June 2015 Publication

TiSA Texts
Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Annex on Air Transport ServicesFebruary 9, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Air Transport ServicesJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Competitive Delivery ServicesApril 16, 2014June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Delivery ServicesJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Domestic RegulationFebruary 20, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic RegulationJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Electronic CommerceFebruary 20, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Electronic CommerceJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport ServicesFebruary 10, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport ServicesJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural PersonsFebruary 13, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Professional ServicesFebruary 13, 2015June 3, 2015
TISA Annex on Telecommunications ServicesFebruary 20, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial ServicesFebruary 23, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial ServicessJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on TransparencyJanuary 23, 2015June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on TransparencyJune 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on TransparencyApril 16, 2014June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial ServicesApril 14, 2014June 19, 2014
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial ServicesJune 19, 2014
TiSA Market Analyses
Market Access Negotiations documents are requests for a schedule of commitments from one of the negotiating Parties to another.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Market Access - IsraelJanuary 25, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Market Access - TurkeyJanuary 25, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Related Documents
Other documents related to the TiSA negotiation process.
DocumentDocument DateWikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Cover Note TPC (EU reservations)February 19, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Analysis of Committed Related ProvisionsFebruary 9, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Separate From And AccountableFebruary 16, 2015June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan UPU Clarification on USONovember 28, 2014June 3, 2015
https://wikileaks.org/tisa/


1 opmerking:

  1. Unaniem verzwegen door de massamedia: Koenders bevestigt dat BDS-activisten en activiteiten vallen onder de vrijheid van meningsuiting en worden beschermd door de Grondwet. Zie antwoord 6 en 7.
    Artikel op Electronic Intifada: BDS is free speech, says Dutch government

    BeantwoordenVerwijderen