Why are trade negotiations so secret?

There is nothing at stake that would concern the general public
2% (5 votes)
Always useful to have special access to dole out to industry friends
12% (29 votes)
Democracy and transparency make it impossible to conclude deals
13% (30 votes)
No one can remember how this secrecy tradition got started, but there must be a reason
5% (13 votes)
Governments and industry lobbies have contempt for the public, and prefer unaccountable secret negotiations
68% (163 votes)
Total votes: 240