Newshub are reporting that the Green Party will vote against the rebranded TPPA.
Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman says it will be opposed by the Party as long as foreign investors have the ability to sue our Government – either now or in the future.
“We’d like to move forward to a more modern type of trade agreement. We see this much more as an investor type of agreement,” Ms Ghahraman told Newshub.
“We’d like to put things like environmental protection and protection of human rights and our democracy at the centre of trade deals, so we won’t be supporting this.”
Golriz Ghahraman tweeted this morning and is answering some questions on twitter:
The Green Party still opposes the TPP while foreign investors can still sue our gov (present and future) to enforce their interests. We want to move toward modern trade model where climate protection & human rights are paramount and democracy is protected 💚
— Golriz Ghahraman (@golrizghahraman) November 12, 2017
The TPPA is now called CPTPP – the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Or TPP for those that think ‘Comprehensive and Progressive’ is an oxymoron when applied to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
Details of Green Party trade policy are here.