Trade deals are usually rather straightforward.
They are mechanisms by which rich, powerful nations get poor, weaker nations to open their borders to trade on their terms enriching the large corporations, a small elite and, if you’re very lucky, a few in the middle as well whilst driving those at the bottom off the land and into the sweatshops.
However every now and again something comes along that’s a little different.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a free trade deal between two trading blocks, Europe and the USA, neither or which are particularly poor and which have very few trade barriers.
So what’s going on? Read this blog to find out more.