Another Secret Trade Agreement – TISA

James Hall
RINF Alternative News

The significance of the TPP -Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the TTIP – Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement has your head spinning already, now add another globalist gift to the Corporatocracy model of total trade domination, the TISA – Trade In Services Agreement. According to the trade group, Coalition of Service Industries, “the TISA is currently being negotiated in Geneva, Switzerland with 50 participants that represent 70 percent of the world’s trade in services . . . The TISA has the opportunity to address major and fundamental barriers to trade in services affecting the United States and the globe. Some barriers to services trade include limited movement of data across borders, unfair competition from state-owned enterprises, lack of transparency and need for due process of law, and forced local ownership and discrimination in obtaining business licenses and permits.”

What a noble goal, Transparency. When did you hear about this updated GATS and WTO agreement? Well, if you are watching the pressitute media, you probably are in the dark. However, the Office of United State Trade Representative just loves formulating international rules, requirements and regulations, since the benefits are so dramatic. “If business services were to achieve the same export potential as manufactured goods globally, U.S. exports could increase by as much as $800 billion.”

Just one question, that never seems to get an answer. Why do all these “so called” beneficial trade agreements doom the United States to a permanent balance of trade deficit?

Trading Economics reports, US Trade Deficit Widens to 2-Year High, “US trade gap increased to USD 47.2 billion in April of 2014 from a revised USD 44.2 billion in March, as imports recorded the highest value on record. Purchases of automobiles, capital goods, food and consumer goods all hit record highs in April.”

“The United States recorded a trade deficit of 47236 USD Million in April of 2014. Balance of Trade in the United States averaged -12476.56 USD Million from 1950 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1946 USD Million in June of 1975 and a record low of -67235 USD Million in August of 2006. Balance of Trade in the United States is reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.”

Even the globalist flagship social control financial institution, the World Bank grudgingly admits that America is the world leader in red ink.

The video, A Plan Only Banksters Will Love: WikiLeaks Reveals Trade Deal Pushing Global Financial Deregulation, sets the stage for understanding the danger from this agreement. So what is the expectation from the Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)? Thanks to WikiLeaks, reading the TISA details are available online. If left up to those financial technocrats, ordinary consumers need not know why they are barely able to survive.

“The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not just during the negotiations but for five years after the TISA enters into force.

RT acknowledges the Secret trade agreement covering 68 percent of world services published by WikiLeaks. Yet the interpretation and effects of sections within the agreement vary greatly from the Chamber of Commerce advocacy.

Note two examples.

From The Age article, Secret deal: bank free-for-all.

  • “Dr. Patricia Ranald, a research associate at the University of Sydney and convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, told the paper that the documents suggest the US wants to “tie the hands” of other governments, including allied ones, by way of sheer deregulation.”

“Amendments from the US are seeking to end publicly provided services like public pension funds, which are referred to as ‘monopolies’ and to limit public regulation of all financial services,” she said. ”They want to freeze financial regulation at existing levels, which would mean that governments could not respond to new developments like another global financial crisis.”

Compare this viewpoint with the PRNewswire, Secret Trade Deal Puts Public Services at Risk Around the World, as published by CNBC.

  • “This massive trade deal will put public health care, child care, postal, broadcasting, water, power, transport and other services at risk. The TISA will lock in the privatisations of services-even in cases where private service delivery has failed-meaning governments can never return water, energy, health, education or other services to public hands. The TISA will also restrict a government’s right to regulate stronger standards in the public’s interest. For example, it will affect environmental regulations, licensing of health facilities and laboratories, waste disposal centres, power plants, school and university accreditation and broadcast licenses. The proposed deal will also restrict a government’s ability to regulate key sectors including financial, energy, telecommunications and cross-border data flows.”

Both accounts raise concerns that various sovereign governments would be restricted from legislating indigenous protections for their own populations. Ostentatiously, a free market advocate might be tempted to favor limiting the role and scope of your own government. However, the fundamental objective of any of these trade agreements is to place the bulk of commerce under international treaty preeminence.

The invisible hand of Adam Smith must bow a genuflected knee to the globalist elites, who foster the free trade fraud that only benefits their mastery and control of the planet.

Look at the TISA concept as a giant “Commerce Clause” for the New World Order. Under treaty arrangements, each individual nation subordinates their autonomy to become part of the intercontinental club, using that colorful pejorative “community of nations“, while acting as a band of monopolists. Allowing one’s own country to become servants to the decrees of EU bureaucrats in Brussels, or jurists in The Hague, and especially banksters at the Bank of International Settlements, cannot and will never achieve widespread prosperity.

Here lies the lesson. Achieving the uplifting of humanity, both economically and socially, has never been the goal, much less the plan of the internationalists. Corporatists are transnational racketeers bent on eliminating real competition, while pulling the strings of governmental puppets. The elites want the extinction of the nation state, and trade agreements hasten global assimilation into a commercial system where only obedient vassals participate. Apparently, the establishment wants the TISA hidden for a very good reason.

Republished with permission