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TISA: leaked document reveals secret talks to promote health “tourism” and privatisation

Original Publication Date: 

3 February, 2015

Source: 

Public Services International (PSI)

The proposal, reportedly tabled by the government of Turkey, was discussed by EU member states last September at the Geneva TISA negotiations. It suggests an annex on health care services in the TISA that would promote offshoring by facilitating patients’ travel abroad to access health services.read more

Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security and net neutrality

Original Publication Date: 

17 December, 2014

Based on a set of leaked US TISA proposal, Prof. Jane Kelsey argues that '‘the US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data’' read more

South faces uphill fight on food security, commitments on Bali decisions

Original Publication Date: 

9 April, 2015

Source: 

TWN Info Service on WTO and Trade Issues (Apr15/03)

Towards 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December 2015, Chakravarthi Raghavan provides detailed analysis of critical issues faced by developing countries at the WTO to ensure a permanent solution to food security issues and translate into binding commitments the 'best endeavour' decisions of the 2013 Bali Ministerial Conference.read more

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