"It is not that the WTO [World Trade Organization] is failing. It is that developed and developing countries do not agree on the priorities for global trade. As a result, the EU and US will redouble their efforts to negotiate dangerous regional trade agreements, such as TTIP and TiSA," Polly Jones told reporters at the WTO ministerial conference in Kenya’s Nairobi.
According to her, these deals give more power to corporations at the expense of people and the planet.
TTIP, TiSA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are three trade deals that seek to deregulate trade between the United States and most of the world's economies.
The US-promoted accords have come under heavy criticism for secretive negotiations between partner countries and resultant concerns for dumping health, national sovereignty and employment regulations in favor of corporate profit.