TPA, TPP, TTIP — and now TiSA! Much of the debate over current trade policy and the proposed global governance structures that would emanate from it have revolved around this ever-increasing list of alphabet-soup measures.
Although not nearly as well-known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) should not be overlooked. Equally potent and potentially even more debilitating to our nation’s independence and domestic economy than the TPP and TTIP, the proposed TiSA currently being negotiated would be imposed on the entire world, not just a particular region.
The TiSA would give the UN’s World Trade Organization (WTO) unprecedented control of the service sector, including jobs in banking, finance, courier and postal services, delivery and freight services, energy distribution, health care, insurance, maritime, professional services, legal services, licensing, real estate, telecommunications, transportation, tourism, and much more. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, such services “account for three-quarters of U.S. GDP and 4 out of 5 jobs in the United States.”
As for its stated purpose, the Office of U.S. Trade Representative’s website declares: “TiSA will support the development of strong, transparent, and effective regulatory policies, which are so important to enabling international commerce.”
Please take the following actions:
- Phone your representative (202-225-3121) and senators (202-224-3121) and tell them to vote NO on any legislation that advances passage of the TiSA.
- Please send your senators and representative an editable, prewritten email with reasons that they should vote NO on TiSA.
FK – After NAFTA was pushed through a congress controlled by ‘the party of the little man’ and signed by klinton, which said it was against it during its first campaign for the now red house, 30 million of us should’ve gone up there and hung expensive suits along Pennsylvania Ave. What should we do if this passes?