EU-Canada CETA trade deal is a back door for US to sue EU - even if TTIP fails

Barlow, Maude
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2986071/eucanada_ceta_trade_deal_is_a_back_door_for_us_to_sue_eu_even_if_ttip_fails.html

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  30/10/2015
Year Published:  2015  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18268

There's been a big fuss about the 'ISDS' clauses in the TTIP trade deal that would allow US corporations to sue the EU and its member states for 'lost profits', writes Maude Barlow. But ISDS is already in CETA, the already negotiated EU-Canada trade deal - and nothing would be easier than for US companies to use it as their 'back door'. We must make sure CETA is rejected at its final hurdle.