Leaked: Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Documents. Wikileaks

Wikileaks | 25 May 2016

Today, Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:30am CEST, WikiLeaks releases new secret documents from the huge Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) which is being negotiated by the US, EU and 22 other countries that account for 2/3rds of global GDP.

This release includes a previously unknown annex to the TiSA core chapter on “State Owned Enterprises” (SOEs), which imposes unprecedented restrictions on SOEs and will force majority owned SOEs to operate like private sector businesses. This corporatisation of public services – to nearly the same extent as demanded by the recently signed TPP – is a next step to privatisation of SOEs on the neoliberal agenda behind the “Big Three” (TTIP,TiSA,TPP).

Other documents in todays release cover updated versions of annexes to TiSA core chapters that were published by WikiLeaks in previous releases; these updates show the advances in the confidential negotiations between the TiSA parties on the issues of Domestic Regulation, New Provisions, Transparency, Electronic Commerce, Financial Services, Telecommunication Services, Professional Services and the Movement of Natural Persons. WikiLeaks is also publishing expert analyses on some of these documents.

The annexes on Domestic Regulation, Transparency and New Provisions have further advanced towards the “deregulation” objectives of big corporations entering overseas markets. Local regulations like store size restrictions or hours of operations are considered an obstacle to achieve “operating efficiencies” of large-scale retailing, disregarding their public benefit that foster livable neighbors and reasonable hours of work for employees. The TiSA provisions in their current form will establish a wide range of new grounds for domestic regulations to be challenged by corporations – even those without a local presence in that country.

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May 2016 Publication

TiSA Texts
May 2016 publication of Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
Annex on State Owned Enterprises October 6, 2015 May 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on State Owned Enterprises May 25, 2016
Annex on Domestic Regulation October 10, 2015 May 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation May 25, 2016
Annex on Electronic Commerce May 25, 2016
Annex on Financial Services September 25, 2015 May 25, 2016
Annex on Movement of Natural Persons July 6, 2015 May 25, 2016
Annex on Professional Services October 8, 2015 May 25, 2016
Annex on Telecommunication Services May 25, 2016
New provisions May 25, 2016
Analysis of TiSA Annex on New Provisions May 25, 2016
Transparency October 15, 2015 May 25, 2016

 

TiSA Related Documents

Other documents related to the TiSA negotiation process.

Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Letter on handling of documents May 25, 2015
TiSA November 2013 Agenda Nov 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2014 Agenda Feb 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA April-May 2014 Agenda April-May 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA June 2014 Agenda June 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA September 2014 Agenda Sep 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 Schedule Dec 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 Agenda Dec 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2014 – Services Plurilateral Agreement Dec 2014 May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2015 Agenda Feb 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA February 2015 Schedule Feb 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA April 2015 Agenda April 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 Agenda July 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 Delegation List July 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA July 2015 Timetable July 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA October 2015 Agenda Oct 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA 2015 Workplan May 25, 2015
TiSA December 2015 Agenda Dec 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA Calendar 2015 May 25, 2015
TiSA Calendar 2016 May 25, 2015

December 2015 Publication

TiSA Texts
December publication of Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
Energy Related Services (ERS) Annex Proposal: Questions and Answers December 2014 December 03, 2015
TiSA – Energy Related Services (Proposal by Norway/Iceland) December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Energy Related Services (ERS) Annex December 03, 2015
Annex on Environmental Services December 2014 December 03, 2015
Expert analysis on Trade in Environmental Services Annex December 03, 2015
Annex on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics Services July 30, 2015 December 03, 2015
Expert Analysis on Road Freight Transport and Related Logistics Services. December 03, 2015

July 2015 Publication

TiSA Texts

July publication of Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.
Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services April 16, 2015 July 02, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services July 02, 2015
TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce May 2015 July 02, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce July 02, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial Services April 15, 2015 July 02, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Services July 02, 2015
TISA Annex on Telecommunications Services April 2015 July 02, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Telecommunications Services July 02, 2015
TiSA – Trade in Services Agreement – Core Text April 24, 2015 July 01, 2015
Analysis of TiSA – Trade in Services Agreement – Core Text July 01, 2015
TiSA Annex on Transparency April 22, 2015 July 01, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Transparency July 01, 2015
TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation April 23, 2015 July 01, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation July 01, 2015
TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons April 08, 2015 July 01, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons July 01, 2015
TiSA Annex on Government Procurement April 2015 July 01, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Government Procurement July 01, 2015

June 2015 Publication

TiSA Texts

Chapters and Annexes of the TiSA text under negotiation.

Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Annex on Air Transport Services February 9, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Air Transport Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Competitive Delivery Services April 16, 2014 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Delivery Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Domestic Regulation June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Electronic Commerce June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services February 10, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Movement of Natural Persons February 13, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Professional Services February 13, 2015 June 3, 2015
TISA Annex on Telecommunications Services February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial Services February 23, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Servicess June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Transparency January 23, 2015 June 3, 2015
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Transparency June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Transparency April 16, 2014 June 3, 2015
TiSA Annex on Financial Services April 14, 2014 June 19, 2014
Analysis of TiSA Annex on Financial Services June 19, 2014

TiSA Market Analyses

Market Access Negotiations documents are requests for a schedule of commitments from one of the negotiating Parties to another.

Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Market Access – Israel January 25, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Market Access – Turkey January 25, 2015 June 3, 2015

TiSA Related Documents

Other documents related to the TiSA negotiation process.

Document Document Date WikiLeaks Publication Date
TiSA Cover Note TPC (EU reservations) February 19, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Analysis of Committed Related Provisions February 9, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan Separate From And Accountable February 16, 2015 June 3, 2015
TiSA Japan UPU Clarification on USO November 28, 2014 June 3, 2015
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