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April 27th, 2015

LDCs assess high-level meeting on LDC services waiver

Original Publication Date: 
27 March, 2015
According to trade officials, at the regular meeting of the Council for Trade in Services on 18 March, the LDCs, in their presentation, assessed the high-level meeting that was held on 5 February, in which number of developed country members and developing country members in a position to do so had indicated the services sectors and modes of supply where they intend to provide preferential treatment to the LDCs.

April 23rd

TISA: otro documento filtrado revela las negociaciones secretas para promover “el turismo” de salud y la privatización

Original Publication Date: 
3 February, 2015
La propuesta, supuestamente presentada por el gobierno de Turquía, fue discutida por los estados miembros de la UE el pasado mes de septiembre en las negociaciones sobre el TISA que tuvieron lugar en Ginebra. Sugiere un anexo relativo a los servicios de atención médica en el TISA que facilitaría el acceso de los pacientes a servicios de salud en el extranjero.

Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security and net neutrality

Original Publication Date: 
17 December, 2014
Based on a set of leaked US TISA proposal, Prof. Jane Kelsey argues that '‘the US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data’'

South faces uphill fight on food security, commitments on Bali decisions

Original Publication Date: 
9 April, 2015
Towards 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015, Chakravarthi Raghavan provides detailed analysis of critical issues faced by developing countries at the WTO to ensure a permanent solution to food security issues and translate into binding commitments the 'best endeavour' decisions of the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference.

December 2nd, 2014

Farmers and CSOs express concern over WTO conditionalities on India's agricultural subsidy regime

Original Publication Date: 
25 November, 2014
Indian farmers organizations and civil society groups expressed serious concern over India - US agreement over public stockholding issue at the WTO negotiation. In a letter to commerce minister they argued that Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) needs to be rejected not only as a strategy but on its own lack of merit.

Global civil society letter to WTO members regarding public food stockholding programs

Delivery date: 
24 November, 2014
In the backdrop of agreement between India and US on public stockholdings for food security purposes this Global civil society letter highlights that the current solution is inadequate and calls upon WTO members to ensure that developing countries’ and LDCs’ interests are not sacrificed in the current negotiations and at the special General Council meeting on 26 November 2014 in order to clear the path for the TFA.

November 10th

Hay que abrir el TISA al debate público, dicen los expertos en el primer foro mundial

Original Publication Date: 
18 October, 2014
Desde la educación al transporte, pasando por las finanzas o la salud, el nuevo Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA) plantea amenazas serias para la calidad de los servicios que ofrecen distintos sectores públicos que afectan a la vida de los ciudadanos y ciudadanas. Este es uno de los resultados del primer Foro Mundial sobre el Comercio de Servicios, celebrado en Ginebra el 17 de octubre de 2014, organizado conjuntamente por la Internacional de Servicios Públicos (ISP), la Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) y la red Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS).

ISP-OWINFS-FES Del AGCS al TISA:Foro sobre el Comercio Mundial de Servicios, 17 de octubre de 2014, Ginebra

Original Publication Date: 
10 October, 2014
El Foro Mundial de la ISP sobre el Comercio de Servicios, organizado conjuntamente con la Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) y la red Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS), será la primera conferencia mundial que planteará una perspectiva crítica al TISA. Reunirá a los principales expertos y expertas en la materia, a representantes sindicales del sector público y privado, de la sociedad civil y de gobiernos de todo el mundo, que compartirán información sobre el TISA. Analizarán las amenazas que este plantea a los servicios públicos, la democracia y los trabajadores/as y programarán acciones de respuesta a sus elementos perniciosos.

November 8th

Presentations: From GATS to TISA - Global Trade in Services Forum, Geneva, 17 October, 2014

Original Publication Date: 
18 October, 2014
On 17 October 2014, Our World Is Not For Sale (OWINFS) network organised, "Global Trade in Services Forum - From GATS to TISA", in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Public Services International (PSI). Large number of trade unionists from public and private sector, government representatives, global experts and civil society representatives will take part in the vent.

November 6th

¿HACIA UN ACUERDO SECRETO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE LOS SERVICIOS FINANCIEROS?

Original Publication Date: 
1 October, 2014
Informe de OWINFS: Este informe de la red OWINFS relativo al Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA) analiza cómo el TISA que se propone presiona a favor de políticas desregulatorias peligrosas en torno a los servicios financieros y pone en peligro la capacidad regulatoria financiera futura de los gobiernos