Category Archives: TPP

A ‘New’ Recipe for Trade

By Shalini Bhutani, The Economic & Political Weekly (Vol. 52 Issue No. 7) With other mega regional trade agreements like the Trans–Pacific Partnership in uncertainty, trade treaties like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will acquire greater significance beyond their original … Continue reading

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TPP is dead, but its legacy lives on

By Arjun Jayadeva, The HinduThe Hindu | February 9, 2017 The Trans-Pacific Partnership was dead long before Donald Trump signed his executive order. But its damaging aspects, like stringent IP provisions, have just migrated to other agreements U.S. President Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

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Refuse trade, investment provisions that threaten access to affordable meds

Positive Malaysian Treatment Access & Advocacy Group (MTAAG+) calls on the Malaysian government to reject trade and investment agreement provisions that threaten access to affordable medicines. MTAAG+ asserts the need to make its position and demand known because of the … Continue reading

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Fair trade group welcomes Senate deferral of TPP legislation, but calls for rejection

“The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network of 60 community organisations welcomes the conclusion of the ALP members of the Senate inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the implementing legislation should not proceed but be deferred,” AFTINET Convener Dr … Continue reading

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A US-less TPP leaves China to set Asia’s trade rules

Remaining signatories scramble for alternatives as Trump pulls out of trade pact TAKASHI NAKANO, Asian Nikkei  TOKYO — The remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are preparing for life without the U.S. following the country’s official withdrawal from the trade … Continue reading

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Mustapa: TPPA is a balanced agreement beneficial to its members

KUALA LUMPUR: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a balanced agreement beneficial to all of its members, according to International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed. He said the US would also benefit from better market access to … Continue reading

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How a Battle Over Affordable Medicine Helped Kill the TPP

The debate about an exotic new kind of drug delayed the trade deal for years, thanks in part to relentless advocates who stood up to big pharma. Amid the fallout from Donald Trump’s election is the end of the Trans-Pacific … Continue reading

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