The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. 

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It is likely to result in the erosion of environmental and social regulations and make privatisation of public services much more difficult to reverse.

However the most controversial element of the TTIP are Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS). If implemented, this would allow US companies to sue EU governments (or EU companies to sue the US government) for taking action which could result in a reduction in their future profits. 

We discuss these issues and many more in our series of features on TTIP below. 

Reaching TTIPing point?

The biggest bilateral trade deal in history

 In the first in a series on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Leonie Nimmo introduces the trade deal that campaigners warn is a threat to democracy.

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Opposition to TTIP

Civil society mobilises against EU-US trade deal

This is the third in our series on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a major trade deal being negotiated between the US and the EU which critics say threatens democracy.

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Company Lobbying

Companies lobbying for TTIP

Consumers can express their opposition to TTIP by avoiding the products of companies lobbying for the agreement.

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Lobbying infographics

Lobbying and the TTIP

Infographics on lobbying about TTIP produced by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a campaign group which investigates corporate influence on the European Union.

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TTIP and digital rights

Digital rights, online privacy and the EU-US free trade agreement

Glyn Moody discovers a Christmas list from lobbyists in the latest in our series on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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TTIP and Privatisation

Public services, privatisation and TTIP

Linda Kaucher, long-term researcher and campaigner on the EU's secretive international trade agreement programme, explains what TTIP means for our public services.

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