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FTA talks being accelerated
Negotiators are revving up free trade talks with dialogue partners for the remaining months this year and look set to resume talks with the EU and join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a newly formed bloc of 11 Pacific Rim nations excluding the US, next year.
Crossbenchers plot to embarrass Labor over Trans-Pacific Partnership
Crossbenchers are ramping up pressure on Labor at the 11th hour to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, drafting amendments that would force opposition senators to vote against the party’s policy.
Trade and patent changes could increase healthcare costs by $100bn, CPHI annual report warns
Patients may need to wait an extra five or 10 years to access generic medicines, which could raise healthcare costs by as $100 billion over the next five years, according to the latest CPhI annual report
Lessons for the Left from NAFTA Mark-II
The choice is not between the unilateralism of a populist autocrat, captive of the world’s most powerful corporations, on one hand, and the failed neoliberal model, polished in the TPPA on the other. A few clip-on statements on gender and small and medium enterprises is not a progressive alternative.
US farm chief wants ‘TPP-plus trade deal’
US Agriculture Secretary indicated his desire to demand Japan open its markets more than the extent agreed under the Trans-Pacific Partnership and its economic partnership agreement with the European Union.
Vietnam to approve TPP-11 by November, prime minister says
Hanoi’s ratification would be fourth of six needed for trade deal to take effect.
Converting resistance to TPPA into a new agenda for change
Our aim is to move beyond campaigns to stop these deals one by one, and create popular and political momentum for a genuinely alternative agenda.
What an alternative & progressive trade strategy should look like
19 – 20 October 2018. Fale Pasifika, University Of Auckland.
Despite seed concerns, CPTPP study to proceed
Thai farmers and civil society organisations vented their concerns about the impact of the new pact’s IP chapter that prevents them from saving and reusing seeds that contain patented plant material.
US, Japan agree to negotiate a free trade agreement
It’s a significant shift by Tokyo which has been a strong advocate of a multi-nation trans-Pacific trade pact that President Donald Trump withdrew from soon after taking office.
Extended monopolies on biologic drugs – A warning to developing countries
The United States has throughout history been the principal demandeur of maximalist intellectual property, backed by a powerful pharmaceutical lobby.
Labor drops opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
Caucus and shadow cabinet agree to pass TPP, but also change the way Australia negotiates on trade.
Ecuador President shows interest in joining TPP
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has indicated that the country will consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement while seeking diversification of its trade and industry.
Revised TPP to come into force within months
The revised Trans Pacific Partnership could be in force by Christmas, opening up trade among eleven Pacific Rim nations.
Thai women’s group oppose Thailand joining CP-TPP
It is alarming to note that all the ‘impact assessments’ of CP-TPP have been conducted by large corporations, and it makes quite clear that for Thailand to join CP-TPP, only big businesses and corporations will benefit from this trade agreement.
Malaysia to go ahead with Asia-Pacific trade pact CPTPP, says PM Mahathir
Malaysia will go ahead with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in a reaffirmation of the country’s commitment to the wide-ranging trade pact involving 11 nations.
Latest TPP a parade of corporate favours masquerading as free trade
Bad for workers, bad for taxpayers, bad for the environment, bad for Australia. The latest iteration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a boon for multinational corporations.
Tell federal MPs and Senators: vote NO to TPP-11
The TPP-11 implementing legislation is now being reviewed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee on which the government has a majority.
South Korea decides to join CPTPP
The South Korean government has decided to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It is now mulling over when to sign it.
CPTPP nothing but a rebranding exercise
There is nothing progressive about the CPTPP except its name.