Brief introduction to the TTIP
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP; also known as the Transatlantic Free Trade Area, abbreviated as TAFTA) is a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. Proponents say the agreement would result in multilateral economic growth, while critics say it would increase corporate power and make it more difficult for governments to regulate markets for public benefit. The U.S. government considers the TTIP a companion agreement to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. After a proposed draft was leaked, in March 2014 the European Commission launched a public consultation on a limited set of clauses.
A previous proposed treaty was Multilateral Agreement on Investment. The TTIP free trade agreement could be finalised by the end 2014
Further information can be found by following this link:
War on Want A Charter of Deregulation, an Attack on jobs and an end to Democracy
Booklet by John Hillary here:
A few radio interviews:
A “handy fact sheet” prepared by The European Consumer Association:
A Government Briefing
So – a good thing or a bad thing – make your mind up time....