PHM-Exch> Trans Pacific Trade talks stirring again
cschuftan at phmovement.org
Mon Oct 16 22:26:33 PDT 2017
From: Bev Snell <bev at burnet.edu.au>
I think we thought we could forget about the TPPA - but no.
*October 13, 2017 - Talks reopen - 50 items to be re-negotiated*Last
the eleven remaining TPP countries was held in Tokyo. The TPP-11 are hoping
to reach general agreement by November 10.
The goal is for an early ratification of the TPP, in the hopes that the US
will re-join the agreement. Although Australia, New Zealand and Japan are
keen to minimise changes to the text, at least 50 items
been listed for renegotiation or suspension. Some TPP-11 governments only
originally agreed to certain rules – like increased monopolies on medicines
and copyright, and foreign investor rights to sue governments – in exchange
for access to US markets. They will not implement them without access to
The information is on the HAIAP website too
under the introduction
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