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NZ red meat sector reacts to CPTPP ratification
The New Zealand red meat sector is urging other member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership to complete their ratifications so the treaty can come into force.
The Trans-Pacific Powergrab: Why joining the TPP would be bad for people and planet – and the UK
New briefing from War on Want, Global Justice Now and Trade Justice Movement UK
NZ becomes 4th nation to ratify Pacific free trade deal
The New Zealand government on Thursday announced that it formally ratified a $10 trillion Pacific-wide free trade agreement involving 10 other countries.
We don’t need trade pact to draw investors, says Santiago
An MP has dismissed a trade advocacy group’s claim that Malaysia will lose out to Vietnam if it does not ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
TPP-11 on track to take effect in mid-January
The 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to go into force in mid-January, with New Zealand, Australia, Vietnam and Canada on track to complete the ratification process by November, joining Japan, Mexico and Singapore, which have already done so
AMWU Statement on the Trans Pacific Partnership
As part of the Change the Rules campaign, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the broader union movement have raised significant concerns with Labor and the Government about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
TPP takes back seat as Malaysia sets sights on early conclusion to RCEP trade deal
Malaysia is putting a premium on a free trade deal led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its trade minister told The Japan Times in a recent interview, while also apparently relegating the Japan-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership to the back burner for the time being.
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.