[Irtalk] Divide And Conquer: The New US Strategy To Disentangle The TPP Negotiations

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 17:49:22 SAST 2015

But there is something we all know: TPP raises significant concerns because
negotiations are being held behind closed doors with details kept secret
even from the legislatures in TPP countries. The final document will set
rules for the Asia-Pacific Region and affect millions of people in the
Pacific Rim. *The TPP is a “trade” deal that mostly does not deal with
trade.* Of the TPP’s 29 draft chapters, only five deal with traditional
trade issues. The rest deal with *intellectual property rights,* access to
affordable medicines, *internet freedom*, regulation of financial markets,
state owned enterprises, and an investor-biased dispute resolution system. *As
the negotiations reach their final phase, the public has a right to know
the contents of this agreement and needs to play a role in the process.*

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