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Wikileaks releases TISA draft, says BRICS nations 'conspicuously absent'

Jun 19, 2014    

Springing a surprise, none of the BRICS nations today found mention in the the secret draft text for the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Financial Services Annex, which was released by Wikileaks. The TISA covers 50 countries and 68.2 percent of world trade in services but out of its purview were Brazil, Russia, India and China. "The US and the EU are the main proponents of the agreement, and the authors of most joint changes, which also covers cross-border data flow. In a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre by the parties, the draft has been classified to keep it secret not ju...

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