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CETA: the toxic EU-Canada trade deal

May 2016

EU-Canada deal CETA (Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement) is one of a series of secretly negotiated 'new generation' trade deals which undermine democracy and destroy basic rights. This briefing from War on Want explains how CETA's 'corporate court' ISDS mechanism will enable North American corporations to sue EU governments for policy decisions affecting big business profits, lead to the locked-in privatisation of public services, and give big business the power to destroy new regulations before they see the light of day.

PDF icon CETA brief, newer Brexit version.pdf

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