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However, like past services agreements (such as the GATS), the TISA is not about tariffs. Rather, a large part of this agreement will be about removing what are called “regulatory barriers to trade,” which is another way of saying that this agreement could essentially change the regulation of many public and commercial services. Instead of benefiting the public interest, this agreement seems positioned to serve the interests of private, for-profit corporations. Read the full story on the AFL-CIO Blog