TTIP, CETA and TiSA: the last straw

The war for the acceptation of the global trade treaties is raging.

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The European Commission DG TRADE website publishes some information about these treaties, but in no manner exposes their full content. While publicly promoting democracy and transparency, neither our civil servants, politicians or media cover in detail these treaties. Nonetheless, these treaties are far more important than the European Union itself. They actually set the foundation of a new world order in which European nations and people won’t have any power. Transparency? Democracy? Freedom? … watch it going deep into your toilets folks.

These treaties consist in opening borders for trade, investments, and labor force. While sounding morally right for any social justice warrior lacking brain, they actually hide the last shot necessary to kill Europeans. Indeed, companies based abroad will be able to bid on any market without suffering from any European nation building cost. Wanna some Indians, Chinese, Africans take your job and enjoy what your ancestor built and fought for at absolutely no cost? Dear leftist, please sign it, then open the window and jump from it with it.

At the moment, people only focus on the TTIP and CETA, but the TiSA appears to be the worse one. Why so? My guess is that it is hiding some real big shit. Let’s take a look… The TiSA concerns the delivery of services between 23 countries of the World Trade Organisation and the European Union. As quoted on the European Commission website:

The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a trade agreement currently being negotiated by 23 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including the EU. Together, the participating countries account for 70% of world trade in services.

TiSA is based on the WTO’s General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), which involves all WTO members.

Services in the EU represent 70% of the Economy. Services are usually delivered locally, in exception with some IT or consulting services. As such, the only advantage for using this treaty would be to book cheap services from cheap countries not bearing the local tax burden. In order terms, poor countries will be able to flood a massive amount of their worker and take a lot of wealth from Europe.

Main points of attention from the treaty (extracts from the European Commission fact sheet):

Telecommunications: promote a pro-competitive environment in this sector, open up networks as is already the case in the EU

Telecommunication infrastructure is the pillar of defense and democracy of any country. With no sovereignty of telecommunication infrastructures, the nations won’t be able to ensure democracy nor effective independent defense system for their citizens.

Financial services:  include all insurance and insurance-related services and all banking and other financial services. The EU wants TiSA Parties to allow financial service suppliers to establish commercial presence in their country without discriminating against them compared to domestic firms.

The financial services represent around 30% of the economy in developed countries. By opening the borders for these services (which are mainly IT), it is very likely that unemployment will rise substantially. The financial sector will be able to be totally dematerialised and delocalized, whilst still charging a full costs to developed economies, hence rising their debt.

Temporary entry and stay of highly-skilled professionals: movement of natural persons…who are either service suppliers (such as independent professionals) or who work for a service supplier and are temporarily present in another country to supply a service… to allow EU business to benefit from expertise and skills of foreign professionals in the global race for talent – without competing with local labor.

Since neither the EU nor the member states (nations) are able to oblige any temporary worker to go back to his country, this will increase massively the immigration. A better solution would be the one of Russia,  having a higher tax rate for immigrants, unless they are highly skilled professionals earning more than 2 millions rubles a year (4 times the average salary of a skilled worker) – a local company wanting skills should pay the price, else it is pure social dumping.

Delivery services: delivery services means the collection, sorting, transport, and delivery of documents, printed matter, parcels, goods, or other items by any type of commercial operator, both public and private.

… more shit…

Public services: the EU’s Member States and partner countries that sign the agreements can keep public monopolies and decide how they want to regulate public services… has excluded justice, police, the military, health and social services, and water distribution.

The EU has made clear who they protect: themselves and their friends. All public servants or government dependent are out of scope.

Audiovisual services: does not include any commitments in the audiovisual sector. Film, TV and other audiovisual services are entirely excluded from the EU’s TiSA offer.

The EU wants to keep control over the media. While open media would actually provide a more objective view of the world, and better transparency, they choose deliberately to exclude it from the deal in order to keep their propaganda means in their hands.

Standstill and ratchet clauses: the Parties have to list all the barriers as they are at the moment of taking commitments and afterwards cannot introduce any new

After signing the agreement, no nation will have the right to stand for itself. Their sovereignty is simply removed. Who wants to rape more our European nations?

Public transparency: the EU´s negotiating mandate; the EU’s schedule of commitments; position papers; negotiating proposals tabled by the EU.

The treaty itself is not transparent, it is even not published! There is absolutely no transparency, and this is wanted in order to ensure that only a minimum of people will understand what is going on. That is so vicious!

TiSA, thanks for your effort on the total destruction of the European employment market, but you really suck, just leave us and don’t come back.

Original TiSA factsheet here.

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