The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history. It is likely to result in the erosion of environmental and social regulations and make privatisation of public services much more difficult to reverse.
Victory for campaigners?
Luckily, TTIP is pretty much dead in the water and it is shaping up to be a massive victory for trade justice campaigns. It won’t be going through before the US elections in November 2016, and both presidential candidates oppose it. French and German elections will follow, and the deal is increasingly unpopular with the electorate: 300,000 people joined protests against TTIP and CETA in Germany in September 2016.
We discuss these issues and many more in our series of features on TTIP below.