Tag Archives: Asia

The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP

  “If you have friends or colleagues who would might be new to the topic of how dangerous the investor state dispute settlement process is for not just regulation but national sovereignity, this Real News Network show provides a fine introduction. Even though this short but crisp segment will be largely old hat to regular… Continue reading »

Release of TPP deal text stokes ‘freedom of expression’ fears

There continues to be a trickle of information being leaked regarding TTP. This article in the Guardian concentrates on intellectual property rights: Wikileaks has released what it claims is the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial agreement between 12 countries that was signed off on Monday. TPP was negotiated in secret and… Continue reading »

Trans-Pacific free trade deal agreed creating vast partnership

It’s what we feared… The world’s biggest ever trade deal, TTP, was signed into existence today. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) cuts trade tariffs and sets common standards in trade for 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan. It marks the end of five years of often bitter and tense negotiations. Supporters say it could be… Continue reading »

Some TTP details – the Copyright chapter

Regular readers will know that we post articles on TTIP (between Europe and the USA) on a regular basis. A similar trade deal called TTP (Trans Pacific Partnership) is also being undertaken between Pacific Rim countries and the USA. A recent article on Michael Geist’s blog lists a number of the issues discussed in the Copyright… Continue reading »

Big Pharma puppetmaster behind TPP secrecy

Thanks to more documents published by Wikileaks it appears that “big pharma” is once again pulling the strings – this time of the Trans Pacific Partnership (USA/Asian trade deal), which if passed will “empower big pharmaceutical firms to command higher reimbursement rates in the United States and abroad, at the expense of consumers” according to “public… Continue reading »

Bad news on TTP

US Senate passes Obama’a TTP fast track proposal Two days ago there was some rejoicing and much surprise when the “Warren-faction” of Senate liberals turned against Obama, and failed to vote for a fast-track approval of the TPP. That surprise lasted for about 48 hours when moments ago, in a 65-33 vote, the Senate finally… Continue reading »