It must be frustrating if you're the CEO of a global corporate with a turnover equal to the GDP of a middling State. For a start, your company has to obey lots of laws made by ordinary people - laws which (horror!) even prevent your full profit-making. And then there's the impertinence of elected governments which won't allow you to sell your most profitable products; for firms like Monsanto, pumping out GM seeds sterile in the F1 generation, or Beyer pumping out Neonicotinoid pesticides, such State interference in their trading activities is insufferable.
But help is at hand. A new EU / US trade treaty contains provisions for a 'dispute settlement' process between the large corporates and sovereign states. Any government that 'discriminates' against free trade (i.e. against the big corporates) can find itself at a tribunal - and liable to a hefty fine.
The Indie reports the current fight against the introduction of the ISDS proposals in the new treaty. This round, the protests may be successful. However, the day is coming when the big global corporates claim equal status with sovereign states. Today it is a block on our ability to ban their products - tomorrow it may extend to a veto on all national legislation 'against the commercial interests' of international firms.