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  • Leak of TPP text on copyright Limitations and Exceptions Knowledge Ecology International 03 August 2012 – Below is a leak of the negotiating text from the TPP trade agreement, on copyright limitations and exceptions. For some additional context on this issue, see: “What does the secret TPPA text say about copyright exceptions?”
    http://keionline.org/node/1516
  • Malaysia Rejecting TPP as Agreement Causes Political Turmoil in Australia Written By Drew Wilson August 14, 2012 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement that would, among other things, institute a global ISP level regime and three strikes law, allow corporations of any kind to operate above a countries local laws so long as their headquarters is located outside the country and further restrict limitations afforded to consumers in various countries (and that’s likely just the tip of the iceberg), has been back in the news once again for a number of reasons. We begin with the more dramatic developments coming out of Malaysia where the country is reportedly getting increasingly sceptical of the agreement altogether. From The Sun Daily:
    http://www.zeropaid.com/news/101972/malaysia-rejecting-tpp-as-agreement-causes-political-turmoil-in-australia/
  • Civil Society Groups Oppose US and Australias TPP Proposal on Exceptions and Limitations | Electronic Frontier Foundation BY CAROLINA ROSSINI AUGUST 28, 2012 – Civil Society groups from around the Pacific Region join forces to oppose the exceptions and limitations framework in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) proposed by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) in a new joint statement [PDF] [TXT]. It reads:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/08/civil-society-groups-oppose-us-and-australia-proposal
  • Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP BY CAROLINA ROSSINI AUGUST 30, 2012 – We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement, and it will do so in a way that will have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, privacy, access to information, and ability to innovate. Their responses are below.
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/08/whats-wrong-tpp
  • Hollywood Gets to Party with TPP Negotiators, Public Interest Groups Get Thrown Out of Hotel from the yeah,-that-doesn’t-look-corrupt-at-all dept – We’ve been talking about the ridiculous levels of secrecy around the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement — a trade agreement that is being designed to push through basically everything that Hollywood wants in international copyright law. Last week, we mentioned that various civil society groups were planning to hold an open meeting about TPP in the same hotel where the negotiations were being held (in Hollywood, of course). However, it appears that once the USTR found out about this, it got the hotel to cancel the group’s reservation at the hotel. According to Sean Flynn, the Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University:
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120131/23161417605/hollywood-gets-to-party-with-tpp-negotiators-public-interest-groups-get-thrown-out-hotel.shtml
  • Secret TPP treaty: Advanced Intellectual Property chapter for all 12 nations with negotiating positions WikiLeaks release: November 13, 2013 – Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states. The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013. Together, the TPP and TTIP will cover more than 60 per cent of global GDP.
    Read full press release here:https://wikileaks.org/tpp/pressrelease.html
  • The TPP is a corporate coup d’état Kristinn Hrafnsson 15 November 2013, 23:51 – The transparency site WikiLeaks has recently released part of a secret trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership Treaty (TPP) being fast-tracked through the US Congress by US President Barrack Obama. What is astounding about the treaty, other than the fact that it is being pushed through without allowing US Congressmen access to the full text, is that only 3 people in each of the 12 prospective signatory countries, have access to the full text. Given that the treaty will affect countries which account for about 40% of the world GDP and over 800 million people, the fact that 600 corporate bankers are effectively hi-jacking the governments of the member countries and that only 3 people in each country know the full contents of the treaty, the document is a true step toward corporate fascism. The Voice of Russia spoke to WikiLeaks number 2 Kristinn Hrafnsson on the section of the TPP which they released.
    http://voiceofrussia.com/2013_11_15/The-TPP-is-a-corporate-coup-d-tat-Kristinn-Hrafnsson-5798/
  • Outcry Follows Leak Of Secret Trade Negotiations Emma Woollacott, Forbes Contributor I cover internet piracy and copyright. Tech | 11/14/2013 @ 5:02PM – With two previous versions leaked, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was already causing rumblings of concern. But Wikileaks’ release this week of the latest draft has brought controversy to a peak. The deal is currently being negotiated in secret between the US and Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – and there are proposals to extend it further. However, the 30,000-page draft agreement published by Wikileaks reveals intellectual property protection being broadened in an astonishing number of areas – from strengthening the rights of pharmaceutical companies to allowing the patenting of plants and animals. It is, unsurprisingly, supported by more than 600 large corporations, from Nike and Walmart to General Electric and Pfeizer.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawoollacott/2013/11/14/outcry-follows-leak-of-secret-trade-negotiations/
  • Wikileaks does the work Congress and the media won’t – How can this tool believe what he’s saying? The “Free Trade” scam has helped the US in the last 50 years? How? Personal income has been in steady decline since the 1970s and whole industries have entirely disappeared. The latest scam is called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The negotiation of this treaty-level trade agreement has been “fast tracked” so Congress hasn’t been involved. The negotiations have been held in secret. But Wikileaks comes to the rescue. A 95-page draft from the TPP agreement was released by WikiLeaks this week. We may not have a news media and we may not have a government, but we have have Wikileaks and the Internet.
    http://www.brasschecktv.com/videos/corporate-criminality-/more-free-trade-bullshit-revealed.html
  • Trade deal could be bitter medicine by Phillip Dorling Technology News Political News November 14, 2013 – WikiLeaks has exposed details of secret trade negotiations that could leave Australians paying more for drugs and medicines, movies, computer games and software, and be placed under surveillance as part of a US-led crackdown on internet piracy. A leaked draft of a controversial chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement reveals the negotiating positions of 12 countries – including Australia – on copyright, patents and other intellectual property issues, with a heavy focus on enforcement measures against internet piracy. Intellectual property experts are critical of the draft treaty, which they say would help the multinational movie and music industries, software giants and pharmaceutical manufacturers to maintain and increase prices by reinforcing the rights of copyright and patent owners, clamping down on online piracy and raising obstacles to the introduction of generic drugs and medicines. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has indicated that he is keen to see the trade talks pushed to a conclusion next month, saying “there’s always horse-trading in these negotiations, but in the end … everyone is better off”’.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/trade-deal-could-be-bitter-medicine-20131113-2xh4p.html
  • Patent plan to push up cost of medicines by Julia Medew Health Editor November 13, 2013 – Australians are likely to pay more for medicines in coming years if intellectual property proposals contained in the powerful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement go ahead. The leaked treaty being negotiated by Australia and the US with 10 other Asia-Pacific countries reveals a range of measures that would enhance the ability of drug companies to extend and widen patents on drugs. It also proposes compensation for companies that face delays in the granting or extension of patents, along with measures to ensure data exclusivity for companies so they can prevent competitors, specifically manufacturers of generic medicines, from using past clinic data to support new products. The leaked TPP negotiations suggest drug companies will also be able to extend patent protection beyond the general 20-year limit by patenting different aspects of their products, such as an active ingredient, for a new use later. This process is called “evergreening”.
    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/patent-plan-to-push-up-cost-of-medicines-20131113-2xh7c.html
  • Wikileaks Release: Secret TPP Treaty. Text of Negotiated Draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter By Global Research News Global Research, November 13, 2013 – Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/wikileaks-secret-negotiated-draft-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-intellectual-property-rights-chapter/5358008
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The Council of Canadians – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is 12-nation (and counting) free trade and corporate rights deal that is being led by the United States but also includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Thailand, The Philippines and South Korea have also expressed interest in joining the talks, which would eclipse the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the ways democracy would be constrained in the interests of multinational corporations. Of the 26 chapters currently being negotiated in the TPP, only two have to do with trade. The other 24 deal with issues as diverse as how a government regulates corporate activity, what Crown corporations can and cannot do, how long pharmaceutical patents or copyright terms should be, how the Internet is governed, the sharing of personal information across borders, banking and taxation rules, and when a company or investor should be compensated when environmental or public health policies interfere with profits. The TPP is also considered a geopolitical weapon of the U.S. government, which is trying to isolate China in the Asia-Pacific region, and to block alternative, and more successful, forms of development than the “free trade” model has to offer. But the TPP is being resisted by people across all participating countries because of how it will lock-in a myopic type of corporate globalization that is the main cause of runaway climate change and which has done little to create good, sustainable jobs or reduce poverty worldwide. People working across borders fought and defeated the Free Trade Area of the Americas. Our goal is to make sure the TPP suffers the same fate.
    http://www.canadians.org/tpp
  • What Canadians need to know about the TPP’s Internet Censorship Plan By Noushin Khushrushahi | November 15, 2013 – After years of pushing for greater transparency around the ultra-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), global citizens finally caught a break when Wikileaks released the full text of the TPP’s Internet censorship chapter on November 13, 2013.
    The TPP is an extreme trade agreement being negotiated behind closed doors by Canada and 11 other countries. Until this latest leak, all we knew about the TPP was from previously leaked documents in February 2011 – and what we knew was not good. The 2011 leaked text showed that the TPP could end the open Internet as we know it by criminalizing our online activity, invading our privacy, and making our ability to access the Internet far more expensive. We knew it was bad for the open Internet. We didn’t know it was this bad. According to privacy expert Professor Michael Geist, Canada (with the support of a number of other countries) has taken a strong stand against extreme U.S. proposals around Internet Service Provider (ISP) liability. While Canada suggests instituting a general notification obligation for ISPs, the U.S. demands that ISPs institute notice-and-takedown regimes. What does this mean? If the U.S. has its way, it means:
    http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/openmediaca/2013/11/what-canadians-need-to-know-about-tpps-internet-censorship-plan
  • What startups need to know about TPP, the secret global trade agreement Eva Arevuo, Engine November 16, 2013 8:00 AM – In the name of “individual rights and free expression,” WikiLeaks this week released the draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement — an international trade agreement with the stated aim of liberalizing the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. Among other problems, this agreement may have an adverse impact on U.S. startups. Negotiations over this trade agreement began in secret in December 2012 between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, and the United States. Together, these nations are responsible for 40 percent of global production and one third of worldwide trade. Despite the secrecy, we know (from a previous leak) that discussions have covered intellectual property, competitive and State-owned enterprises, environmental policy, services and investment, and government procurement, among other issues.
    http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/16/what-startups-need-to-know-about-tpp-the-secret-global-trade-agreement/
  • New Bill Targets Patent Trolls Stunting Economic Growth Mike McGeary Oct. 23, 2013 – Today, several members of the House Judiciary committee released the Innovation Act of 2013 as an attempt to curb the pernicious growth of the patent troll business model. Entrepreneurs, young businesses, and emerging, high-growth technologies are powering what resurgence there is in the American economy. But these businesses are subject to an arcane, onerous system of patent regulation that leaves them vulnerable, and that vulnerability is abused by patent assertion entities and their allies to leverage that system against innovators. With this reality, we are faced with two options: a broken system, or the chance of a reformed system that champions innovation and growth. At Engine, we completed groundbreaking research this year on technology entrepreneurship in America. Our findings highlight that these young companies create more and better jobs with higher wage premiums than any other industry and that they do so in a way that strengthens communities, creating 4.3 local jobs alongside their own. Moreover, it has become clear that these young, high-growth businesses have created all net new job growth since the time of Ronald Reagan. Meanwhile, the patent troll racket is directly responsible for $29 billion per year in lost capital and investment. It is this lost capital that could otherwise be used to create the next great American companies that would rejuvenate the American economy.
    http://engine.is/blog/posts/new-bill-targets-patent-trolls-stunting-economic-growth
  • Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – Threat To National Sovereignty by Dr. Chandra Muzaffar – Editor’s Note: The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement represents the economic arm of the US pivot to the Asia-Pacific region, and threatens to undermine the sovereignty of participating countries. Washington lacks a fundamental economic vision, and as its influence in the world continues to wane, the TPP is an attempt to harness the growth and dynamism of South East Asia’s tiger cub economies as a counterweight to China’s influence in the region. The trade deal imposes familiar neoliberal policies written by and for the benefit of US multinational conglomerates. As the participating countries prepare to meet for trade negotiations in Malaysia later this month, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar lays out exactly what is at stake for countries who bend to US pressure and sign the TPP.
    http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2013/07/trans-pacific-partnership-tpp-threat-to.html
  • Op-Ed: Leaked draft of TPP agreement provisions on intellectual property By Ken Hanly Nov 16, 2013 – The draft sections of the Trans=Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement dealing with intellectual property rights has been leaked by Wikileaks. They show that the deal protects the rights of corporations while curtailing the rights of the public.
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been under negotiation since 2010 and would expand the earlier agreement to many new countries:
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/362243

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Secret TPP treaty: Advanced Intellectual Property chapter for all 12 nations with negotiating positions WikiLeaks release: November 13, 2013

Today, 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world’s GDP. The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents. Significantly, the released text includes the negotiation positions and disagreements between all 12 prospective member states.

The TPP is the forerunner to the equally secret US-EU pact TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), for which President Obama initiated US-EU negotiations in January 2013. Together, the TPP and TTIP will cover more than 60 per cent of global GDP.

Read full press release here: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/pressrelease.html


Description: This is the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Intellectual Property group of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam. The treaty is being negotiated in secret by delegations from each of the 12 countries, who together account for 40% of
global GDP. The chapter covers proposed international obligations and enforcement mechanisms for copyright, trademark and patent law, and includes the combined positions of all of the parties as they were by the end of August 2013. The document was produced and distributed to the Chief Negotiators
on August 30, 2013, after the 19th Round of Negotiations at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

Download: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/static/pdf/Wikileaks-secret-TPP-treaty-IP-chapter.pdf


Defending your rights in the digital world
August 30, 2012 | By Carolina Rossini

Prominent Academics Respond to the TPP

We asked several academics to let us know their thoughts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The TPP is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement, and it will do so in a way that will have extensive negative ramifications for users’ freedom of speech, privacy, access to information, and ability to innovate. Their responses are below.

“TPP is a failed war continued. Let’s stop it.”

Lawrence Lessig
Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University
Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

“It is deeply disturbing that the USTR has been negotiating with other nations for IP rules that are not in conformity with and much stronger than US law. Our democracy is at risk if these officials can commit the US to a policy that would require Congress to change our laws without the benefit of public debate and input from all affected parties.”

Professor Pamela Samuelson
Berkeley Law School & School of Information
University of California at Berkeley

“The U.S. plan [for TPP] is everything it wanted in ACTA but didn’t get.  For example, the digital lock rules are the U.S. DMCA, complete with exact same exceptions (no more, no less). The term of copyright matches the U.S. term of life of the author plus 70 years, beyond the Berne requirement and Canadian law. The ISP provisions including a copy of the U.S. notice-and-takedown system as well as provisions that go beyond U.S. law. In other words, the U.S. envisions using the TPP to export its copyright law to as many countries as possible while creating backdoor changes to its own domestic laws.”

Professor Michael Geist
Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law
University of Ottawa

“Trade negotiations are still stuck in a 19th Century diplomatic mode, as if USTR was Castlereagh, negotiating in secrecy to defeat Napoleon.  Modern trade negotiations are law-making machines regulating the global economy. Full transparency should be the default position, especially when the affected industries staff the secrecy-bound advisory committees. Why are civil society groups the only ones not on the inside of the process?”

Professor Kevin Outterson
Boston University Law & Boston University School of Public Health
Editor in Chief, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Faculty Associate, Harvard Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

“It looks as if the ACTA-like moves never stop. I call it the “réaction nobiliaire” in reference to the French nobility’s attempts to tighten medieval laws and thus recoup some lost economic advantages. It did not succeed, but it created sufficient misery to contribute to the triggering of the French revolution. Is this what these folks want? A new revolution?”

Professor Jean-Claude Guedon
Département de littérature comparée, FAS / Université de Montréal

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Wikileaks Exposes the TPP as a Capitulation to Corporate Interests

Kevin Zeese: Obama administration’s Fast Track authority plan derailed by bipartisan outrage.

Published on Nov 15, 2013
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TPP Exposed: WikiLeaks Publishes Secret Trade Text to Rewrite Copyright Laws, Limit Internet Freedom

WikiLeaks has published the secret text to part of the biggest U.S. trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). For the past several years, the United States and 12 Pacific Rim nations have been negotiating behind closed doors on the sweeping agreement. A 95-page draft of a TPP chapter released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday details agreements relating to patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design — showing their wide-reaching implications for internet services, civil liberties, publishing rights,and medicine accessibility. Critics say the deal could rewrite U.S. laws on intellectual property rights, product safety and environmental regulations, while backers say it will help create jobs and boost the economy. President Obama and U.S. trade representative Michael Froman reportedly wish to finalize the TPP by the end of the year and are pushing Congress to expedite legislation that grants the president something called “fast-track authority.” However, this week some 151 House Democrats and 23 Republicans wrote letters to the administration saying they are unwilling to give the president free reign to “diplomatically legislate.” We host a debate on the TPP between Bill Watson, a trade policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership: Corporate Global Domination (Long Version)

This video is a long version of the event that occurred on May 28, 2013, when a group of panelists and activists assembled at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in New York City to learn about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to organize opposition to it.

Published on Jun 24, 2013
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Anonymous : What is The TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (or TPP for short) is being negotiated in secret between more than 12 countries around the Pacific region. Find out why it poses a huge threat to your digital freedoms.

Published on Nov 11, 2013
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Trans-Pacific Partnership overview via US Congressman Dennis Kucinich
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"The negotiations over the multinational Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP Free Trade Agreement, lack transparency. The U.S. Trade Representative denies members of Congress and the public access to the classified text of the agreement.

"This policy of secrecy undermines public trust and denies members of Congress the opportunity Congress has historically been afforded to provide input on trade deals. According to Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, the U.S. Trade Representative has consulted with 'over 600 mostly corporate advisors on the context of the classified TPP text,' while continuing to deny access to policy makers whose constituencies will be greatly affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

"From what has been leaked of the TPP, it is shaping up to be worse than NAFTA. The North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) legacy of deregulation, the outsourcing of American jobs, and the undermining of U.S. environmental and health laws is legendary."

"The devastating track record of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) thus far is clear, and recent reports confirm the fears of those of us who opposed the NAFTA-style FTAs with Korea, Colombia and Panama last year. Colombia continues to be the most dangerous place in the world for trade unionists. Our trade deficit with Korea in the auto sector has grown to nearly $8 billion, a 28% increase over the same period from last year.

"In June of this year, I joined over 100 Members of Congress in asking U.S. Trade Representative for more transparent negotiations and to provide Congress with the vital opportunity to provide input for the agreement. Our voices join thousands of people across the country and a broad range of civil society groups such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Medical Student Association and the AFL-CIO that are calling for increased transparency and accountability in the TPP negotiation process.

"When will the U.S. Trade Representative listen? Why is the process so secret? Shouldn't we know the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the election?"

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Japanese Movement Against TPP Growing

Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it’s an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system

Published on May 6, 2013
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A Conversation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Stratfor Analysts Karen Hooper and Matt Gertken discuss the strategy behind the United States’ latest push for a trans-Pacific free trade agreement, and the challenges it faces.
For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com

Published on May 24, 2013
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Fighting The Trans-Pacific Partnership – Nile Bowie on GRTV

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a proposed free trade bloc involving twelve Asia-Pacific countries, including the world’s first and third largest economies. As delegates prepare to descend on Kuala Lumpur for the next round of secretive negotiations, Malaysia-based journalist Nile Bowie joins us to discuss the proposed treaty and its ramifications. Find out more in this week’s GRTV Feature Interview.

Published on Jul 15, 2013
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The TPPA will destroy NZ Industry Murray Horton CAFCA MR NEWS

This is a must see for every country who is entering into free trade deals!
Murray Horton from the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa CAFCA lays out how the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will destroy New Zealand’s economy and undermine our sovereignty.

Published on Apr 18, 2011
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What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Learn more about corporate America’s latest power grab — the TPP — and sign the petition at www.citizenstrade.org.

Published on Mar 14, 2012
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Propaganda

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Last updated October 2013 – Canada joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), along with Mexico, on October 8, 2012 (see  News Release: Canada welcomes formal entry into Trans-Pacific Partnership). The TPP currently comprises Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam, representing a market of 792 million people and a combined GDP of $27.5 trillion (close to 40% of the world economy).

    The 19th round of TPP negotiations (Canada’s fifth) was held from August 22-30 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. See additional background information on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Negotiations.

    Several important TPP meetings were held on the margins of the 2013 APEC Summit in Bali. TPP Chief Negotiators met from October 1-2, prior to a TPP Ministerial Meeting on October 3, 4 and 6. TPP Ministers reported on the status of negotiations to TPP Leaders, in support of a TPP Leaders’ meeting on October 8. TPP Leaders reviewed progress in identifying creative and pragmatic solutions to outstanding issues, while discussing how best to achieve an ambitious, balanced, 21st century agreement in line with the goals established by TPP members in 2011.

    To that end, several issue-specific technical meetings are expected to take place in October and November. TPP Chief Negotiators will also meet to take stock of progress across negotiating tables and continue to work towards closing remaining gaps.

    A series of meetings will be held in the coming weeks on various aspects of the ongoing negotiations:

    • October 28-November 1 – Rules of Origin (Mexico City, Mexico)
    • October 30-November 2 – Government Procurement (Washington, DC)
    • November 4-November 7  – State-Owned Enterprises (Santiago, Chile)
    • November 6-November 9 – Investment (Washington, DC)
    • November 12-November 18 – Rules of Origin (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • November 19-November 24 – Chief Negotiators & Key Experts (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    In addition, a TPP Ministerial is anticipated for early December in Singapore.

    Consultations

    The Government of Canada launched a comprehensive consultation process on December 31, 2011, involving the Canadian public, provinces and territories, businesses and non-governmental organizations, seeking advice and views on priorities, objectives and concerns with respect to the TPP to help Canada outline the parameters of this initiative (see Canada Gazette: Consultations on Potential Free Trade Agreement Negotiations with Trans-Pacific Partnership Members).  This process indicated broad support for Canada’s entry into the negotiations.

    As with Canada’s engagement in any free-trade negotiation, interested stakeholders have an opportunity to provide their views related to Canada’s interests in the TPP. In addition, general briefings are offered on an ad hoc basis and on occasion subject-matter experts may be consulted to help inform Canada’s negotiating positions on certain technical areas under discussion.  Furthermore, stakeholder engagement events are incorporated into negotiating rounds, providing an opportunity for both industry and non-industry representatives to register to participate officially and to engage directly with TPP negotiators. Any interested stakeholder can register for these events.

    On August 27, during Round 19, 150 stakeholders from TPP member countries participated in a stakeholder forum hosted by Brunei. During the event, presentations were made on a wide range of issues of interest and concern to industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and special interests groups. Chief negotiators also met informally with stakeholders to discuss in detail specific issues of interest to the public.Canadian negotiators have heard from a wide range of industry and non-industry stakeholders through these stakeholder engagement events and other mechanisms and continue to welcome views to help inform negotiating positions (see Contact Point below).

    Also see information on Environmental Assessment Consultations.

    Contact Point

    Trade Policy and Negotiations Division (Trans-Pacific Partnership)
    Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
    Lester B. Pearson Building
    125 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
    Email: TPP-PTPconsultations@international.gc.ca

    Date Modified: 2013-11-01
    source: http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/tpp-ptp/index.aspx

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