Heated rhetoric has been fired at those who oppose the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand. One business leader blasted the world-wide anti-TPP movement as just people who are “anti-American”.
Australia is one of the many battlegrounds for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. An open letter signed by a large contingent of organizations called on the Australian government to conduct an independent cost-benefit analysis of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). In response, trade minister Andrew Robb rejected the call and blasted those that would question the TPP as […]
Yesterday, we helped break the story of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being signed. The question now is, who will pull the trigger first to ratification? It seems that, much to the anger of their citizens, the Malaysian government is attempting to be the first.
The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) signing is expected to take place tomorrow where all 12 countries are expected to sign off on the agreement. For its part, Canada has apparently taken a “sign first, ask questions later” approach to the agreement.
It’s a move that is being seen as “chilling” for free speech and democracy. Reports are surfacing that New Zealand police are knocking on known TPP protesters doors. The news comes less than a week before the apparent signing ceremony in that country.
Many have accused the TPP has merely being a handout for large corporations. Those making these accusations may be emboldened after Japan’s top TPP negotiator resigned after he was accused of taking bribes from construction companies.
While the public has access to trade agreement texts such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TTP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), one trade deal has been particularly elusive: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). While the full text is still being withheld from the public, the agreement was the center of […]
The Canadian government is still insisting that they have not made a decision on the TPP even after many international voices have said that everyone is committed to signing off on the deal. All this is happening even as the minister re-iterated the governments position that the TPP cannot be changed.
Auckland, New Zealand. That city may be ground zero for where the final fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will take place if New Zealand officials get what they want. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, all 12 countries will partake in a signing ceremony.
The media has often portrayed the Liberals as a party still looking over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) with no commitment. This in spite of signs that the Liberals have every intention of signing off on the agreement. In a press conference last week, US president Barack Obama made the Liberal position clearer by saying […]