Keep informed on the TPP

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, October 2nd, 2012 - 4 comments
Categories: capitalism, International - Tags: , ,

Are you informed about the TPP.  If not – why not?  No excuses now – “TPP Watch” has a shiny new web site, It’s Our Future (see also Twitter  and Facebook).

 We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new website www.itsourfuture.org.nz. It will act as a hub for information, organising, and action around the TPPA in New Zealand, particularly leading up to the Auckland negotiation round. Lots of activities will be rolled out, including opinion polls,  e-letters to MPs and petitions, a ‘Kiwi’s speak’ board to post photos and comments.

For those wanting to find out more about the TPPA there are accessible new information sheets about what New Zealanders stand to lose under the TPPA. So far these cover the overall effect of the TPPA on New Zealandthe TPPA’s implications for Tobacco and Alcohol regulationthe TPPA’s implications for access to medicines; and Investor-State Dispute Settlement under the TPPA. More will follow soon on the environment; genetic modification; financial regulation; information technology; intellectual property; te tiriti o waitangi; and culture.  …

Links

  • Sign the stopthetrap.net petition against the TPPA’s implications for the internet.
  • Sign the Corporate Accountability International petition against the secrecy of the TPPA.
  • Video: Public Citizen talking to Russia Today about TPP secrecy.
  • Interview: Electronic Freedom Foundation talking to the ACLU about the TPPA.

4 comments on “Keep informed on the TPP”

  1. lprent 1

    Looks like there will be a TPP meeting in NZ later this year – Auckland or Wellington?

    But my guess is that it will continue to be secretive, closed, and any actual information content will continue to be held very close – ie to the people who will be expected to support it as ‘stakeholders’.

    So far what I have seen indicates that the TPPA will be useful for corporates to hammer competitors with and of absolutely no use to any exporters apart from maybe Fonterra. It doesn’t look like a trade agreement. In fact I can’t see that it has very much to do with trade.

    It looks more like imposition of unaccountable corporate law overriding the legal structures of a number of countries. It is being done as a ‘trade agreement’ because then in many countries like ours it does not require to be ratified by parliament.

  2. Thank you to the people working on http://www.itsourfuture.org awareness raising and informing us.
    Thank you to The Standard for posting this notice and keeping us informed.

    The TPPA sounds like an arrangement that will undermine democracy and lead to endless litigation costs for the Governments involved. It will corner the market even more severely weighed to the advantage of large corporations, at a time when such is already well overdue for being curbed.

    “‘Trade’ agreement is a misnomer. The TPPA is not primarily about imports and exports. Its obligations will intrude into core areas of government policy and Parliamentary responsibilities. If the US lobby has its way, the rules will restrict how drug-buying agencies Pharmac (in New Zealand) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (in Australia) can operate, and the
    kind of food standards and intellectual property laws we can have. Foreign investors will be able to sue the government for reducing their profits. The TPPA will govern how we regulate the finance industry or other services, along with our capacity to create jobs at home..”

    Quote from The Trans-Pacific Partnership Digest

    • Herodotus 2.1

      This has captured scamp media attention, all I have heard was one interview with Stephen Joyce on the matter. Nothing coming out from labour, but then they did initiate and sign the Chinese trade agreement. So with labour and national support who really cares to fight the good fight?
      3rd world rating for NZ is coming soon especially with the lose of our sovern nation. 🙁

  3. Jokerman 3

    With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio

    -Othello

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