Bryan Gould: TPP signing a denial of democracy 1:50 PM Thursday Jan 14, 2016 It is one of the peculiarities of a Westminster-style constitution that the power to conclude international treaties rests exclusively with the executive – in our case, with the Cabinet. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is no exception. While a National Impact […]

Trading people for profit

October 16, 2015 Inside the TPP: Trading People for Profit by Mark Moreno Pascual A new addition to the growing number of “free trade” agreements (FTAs) took center stage last Monday as the United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries announced the conclusion of a mammoth “trade” deal that covers more than 60% of the […]

TPP would reduce dairy volatility

  TPP deal to free up world dairy trade would reduce volatility   DairyNZ chairman John Luxton writes that major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom     The news that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal has not been agreed because of differences over autos, dairy and intellectual property is no […]

US pushing drug company rights

  Leaked TPP paper shows US pushing drug company rights     The TPP agreement seeks a trade agreement spanning the Pacific Rim and currently involves 12 countries: New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, and Mexico. A draft of part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal leaked […]

A neoliberal assault

Noam Chomsky: Obama Trade Deal A ‘Neoliberal Assault’ To Further Corporate ‘Domination’ The Obama administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is an “assault,” on working people intended to further corporate “domination,” according to author and activist Noam Chomsky. “It’s designed to carry forward the neoliberal project to maximize profit and domination, and to set the working […]

Fool me Once

Fool me Once: Lessons on the TPPA from Free-Trade History http://publicaddress.net We should ask Canada and Mexico whether free trade deals are a good idea.   Last week, Barack Obama’s free-trade deal went from dead in the water to full steam ahead in the space of 24 hours, thanks to last-minute horse trading that saw […]

TPP does not add up for NZ

 TPP does not add up for NZ without good dairy outcomes Posted On: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is firm in its view that a good deal on dairy in TPP is necessary for any deal to stack up for  New Zealand. “The facts are that dairy accounts […]