Alexandra Strickner: Sign-on – against Services FTA – the TISA!!!!! (Matthias Reichl

Von:      Alexandra Strickner <>

Dear all,

please find enclosed the info as regards TISA – Trade in Services Agreement – that the „Really Good Friends of Services“ among which is also the EU figuring are negotiating at the level of the WTO.

There is not yet many groups from europe signing. it would be good to spread the letter and info. i will send it on other list, but hope that the s2b and european attac network and also the member organisations will sign the document.

Please send organizational endorsement, with country, to Manicandan at <>. Deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

kind regards

Sign-on TISA July 2013 ENGLISH Final (docx)

The Proposed TISA May 2013 (pdf)


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Datum:                Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:23:45 -0400

Von:      Deborah James <>

An:         Deborah James <>


Organizational Sign-on Letter  *  Stop the „Trade in Services Agreement“!

Dear Friends,

Acting on behalf of powerful corporations in the services industries, about 37 countries calling themselves “The Really Good Friends of Services” (RGF) launched secret unofficial talks in 2012 towards drafting a new treaty that would further liberalize trade and investment in services, and expand “regulatory disciplines” on all services sectors, including many public services. The treaty rules would increase foreign corporate control over domestic services and would restrict governments’ ability to regulate services. This would essentially change the regulation of many public and privatized or commercial services from serving the public interest to serving the profit interests of private, foreign corporations. Countries will meet again in Geneva the last week in June to accelerate the negotiations towards showing „substantial progress“ during the upcoming Ministerial of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali in December, 2013.

Please see the attached letter. Members of the Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network are organizing to stop this radical „free trade“

agreement (FTA) on services from coming into existence. *The letter is for organizations that care about keeping public services such as education, health care, water and electricity provision, transportation, and postal distribution in the hands of the public, as well as maintaining strong public interest oversight over other services like financial (banking, accounting, insurance), retail, communications, construction, telecommunications, and many many more.

_It is important for organizations from countries that are participating in the negotiations, as well as from countries that are not participating, to endorse the letter._*

Please send organizational endorsement, with country, to Manicandan at <>. Deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2013. 

Uniting in stopping the further corporate control over our daily lives,