In February 2015 Corporate Europe Observatory published a stakeholder map put together by the UK government, released under Freedom of Information rules. The stakeholder map listed businesses, civil society groups and corporate lobby groups position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
eBay was listed as being supportive of TTIP. It was listed as having an interest in the customs and trade facilitation chapter, and alternative dispute resolution.
TTIP was said to became the biggest trade deal in the world if it was to succeed. The deal aims to remove ‘non-tariff barriers to trade’ which would benefit big business, but threatens to undermine safety regulations, workers’ rights, environmental protection rules and food standard regulations.
Companies supporting TTIP therefore lost a mark under Ethical Consumer's political activities category.