Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch seeks to ensure that in this era of globalization, all Americans can enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making in matters that affect them and their communities. Learn more about GTW.

USITC Reports: Full of Rosy Predictions, Short on Reality

The International Trade Commission (USITC) just released an economic impact report on the TPP projecting miniscule growth gains and listing numerous losing U.S. economic sectors. Given previous USITC studies used to sell past deals have CONSISTENTLY had rosy projections that were flat out wrong – imagine how bad TPP will be when the official study says “no big upside, but some downsides”!

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Debunking Trade Myths

To hide the facts about failed trade policies, proponents are changing the data

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

TPP: This massive, controversial, pro-corporate "free trade" agreement among the U.S. and 11 other countries threatens everything from the safety of our food to the stability of our economy. Haga click aquí para ver recursos en español.  
TTIP: U.S. and EU corporations are pushing for this massive deal as the latest venue to attack safety standards, climate policies and financial regulations.

Attacks on the Public Interest

Fast Track

Investor-State Attacks: Today's "trade" deals empower foreign corporations to skirt domestic courts and directly challenge public interest policies before extrajudicial tribunals.
Fast Track: Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress writes the laws and sets trade policy. However, proponents used procedural gimmicks to pass Fast Track through Congress by a one-vote margin.

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