Sign! Statement against Investor Protection in TTIP, CETA, and other trade deals – February 2016

You are tired of hearing bad news about content and consequences of trade agreements like TTIP, CETA, TPP, TISA and their siblings? Then you may enjoy this opportunity. From 22 to 26 February 2016, the twelfth round of TTIP negotiations will take place in Brussels. For the opening of the negotiation round, a petition against the Investor-State dispute settlement mechanisms (ISDS) and the modified version suggested by the European Commission, the Investment Court System (ICS) will be published. The petition calls on the US, Canada and the European Union

“to exclude any form of Investor-State Dispute Settlement from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), from the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and from all other trade and investment agreements.”

A number of organisations, spear-headed by the Seattle to Brussels Network, gather signatures by organisations. Theresa read about it while following the email list of the European campaign Stop TTIP. We are delighted to have Bizolutioners sign this initiative! You can read the whole text and sign it here.

Maybe you are not part of an organisation of any nature, or you cannot convince your team, or there is not enough time left before the 22nd of February? Then consider: do you know any organisations, big like Greenpeace and Amnesty International, or small like the green co-op around the corner? Do you have the time and energy to ask whether they know about the problem and about the petition? If you don’t, remember: sharing is caring! Please forward the link with the google document or this post using email and social media to others.

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  1. Update from Monday, 22 February 2016: Signed!
    Together with 279 other civil society organisations, Bizolutioners has called on the European Commission and the United States Trade Representative to eliminate the Investor State Dispute Mechanism (ISDS) and its so-called replacement, the Investor Court System (ICS), from the TTIP, CETA and all other trade agreements. ISDS and ICS have been negotiated for the first time in two years at the latest negotiation round on TTIP. Read the full statement or gain an overview over the content of the 12th negotiation round.

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