Not content to simply publish National Security Agency intelligence briefs, WikiLeaks has also released its second round of leaked drafts from the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations. For the first time, the group also released the “Core Text”—the primary guiding document part of any trade negotiations.
Nearly a month ago, the group released the first round of 17 secret documents. The main participants in the treaty deal are the United States, the European Union, and 23 other countries including Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Taiwan, and Israel, which together comprise two-thirds of global GDP.
The TISA has been criticized by labor and advocacy groups, particularly with respect to some of its tech-related draft provisions. The leak comes just days before the next-scheduled round of talks to open on July 6 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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