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Controversial ‘Trade In Services Agreement’ to be voted on in European Parliament this week

A controversial, far reaching trade agreement that critics call a ‘turbo-charged privatisation pact’ is set to be debated in the European Parliament in Strasbourg next week. Warning that the deal will be a ‘nail in the coffin’ of public services around the world, campaigners have called on MEPs to reject the agreement.

Why the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Is More Important Than TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) — the former a free trade agreement covering 12 countries from North and South America to the Pacific Rim, the latter a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union — represent the main trade negotiation motions of the current global economic system. The TPP negotiations were successfully concluded in October 2015 after four years of intensive talks. Legislative ratification will be the next step. TTIP has been under negotiation since June 2013; hopes are for completion by the end of 2016.

Trade missions to be run by Enterprise Nation following UKTI cuts

In 2016, EN plans to take 200 small businesses to five countries in Europe, the US and Asia. The organisation has run two similar missions over the past two years, with 100 small firms generating £6m-worth of business.

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