TISA Text and Analysis: Annex on International Maritime Transport Services

2 July, 2015
TiSA Annex on International Maritime Transport Services.pdf302.02 KB
Analysis of TiSA Maritime Annex.pdf181.45 KB
This is a secret April 2015 bracketed draft text of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) Annex on International Maritime Transport Services, including negotiating positions. TiSA is currently under negotiation between the United States, the European Union and 23 other countries. The Agreement creates an international legal regime which aims to deregulate and privatize the supply of services - which account for the majority of the economy across TiSA countries. The draft Annex concentrates on the privatization of maritime transport services in TiSA countries, opening up the maritime services industries to transnational companies and contractors. Affected services would include cargo and passenger transport, cargo handling, storage, warehousing and loading services. WikiLeaks has previously published an earlier version of the Maritime Transport Services Annex. This April 2015 text dates from the 12th round of TiSA negotiations held from 13-17 April 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.