Just when supporters of human rights thought it was all over, reports are surfacing that the TPP fight might rise from the grave by the end of the year.
The US may have killed the TPP, but that isn’t stopping some from making an attempt to resurrect the “trade” agreement anyway.
Reports are surfacing that there is another trade agreement that is currently being negotiated: JEFTA (EU-Japan Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement). The trade agreement is between Europe and Japan.
Throughout our in-depth coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we’ve been mentioning some of the many protests that have emerged. While we covered a few of these, we decided to look at some of the other protests that have occurred in other countries as well.
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.
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s next prime minister, will be armed with the backing of a Liberal Majority government. Some have hoped that he really did represent change from the Conservative party, but a phone call with a Japanese prime minister suggests that, like outgoing prime minister Stephen Harper, Trudeau may be supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
By Drew Wilson The news surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been particularly slim lately. Normally, there’s some meeting or trade talk between leaders surrounding the agreement happening every other week, but the news has been dead quiet for some time. Now, we may have a plausible reason why things have been particularly silent on […]