How Will the TPP Impact Vietnam’s “Nonmarket Economy” Designation?Cato Institute (blog)Vietnam, however, is also a negotiating party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-member free trade agreement that may be concluded this year. Last week, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the United States implied that Vietnam was seeking to have its NME …Continue Reading ...
BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!!Bay Area IndymediaAn ambitious 12-nation trade accord pushed by President Obama would allow foreign corporations to sue the United States government for actions that undermine their investment “expectations” and hurts their business, according to a classified document.Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) What They’re Saying: Environmental Advocates Point to the Trans-Pacific …The White House (blog)The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) offers a substantial opportunity to advance American interests and values, including a once-in-a-generation chance to protect our oceans, wildlife, and the environment. The Asia-Pacific Region and TPP parties …The Trans-Pacific Partnership Isn’t Boring. Here’s What It Means […]Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty will help neither workers nor consumersWashington PostTo sell Congress on giving him authority to “fast track” consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment treaty with 12 nations that has been under negotiation for five years, the president argues it is vital that “we …What They’re Saying: Environmental […]Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Biden calls for Japan-U.S. TPP deal before Abe’s trip to WashingtonThe Japan TimesDuring a conversation with Masahiko Komura by phone last week, Biden urged Japan to show more flexibility on the issue of market access for autos, one of the biggest sticking points in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, according to the vice … […]Continue Reading ...
S. Korea weighing when and how to join TPP: officialYonhap NewsSEJONG, March 31 (Yonhap) — South Korea is weighing when and how to participate in a U.S.-led multilateral free trade agreement, known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), though its final decision has yet to be made, a senior trade official said …Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Isn’t Boring. Here’s What It Means for Seattle.TheStranger.com (blog)Shortly thereafter, the Seattle Times editorial board came out with an op-ed in support of the TPP, or really, against the city council devoting any critical thought to it. The Seattle Chamber of Commerce likes the TPP; labor and environmental groups …Japan […]Continue Reading ...
TheStranger.com (blog) Seattle City Council Unanimously Opposes Fast-Track for the Trans-Pacific …TheStranger.com (blog)The Seattle city council just unanimously passed a resolution that comprises some of the strongest statements about the Trans-Pacific Partnership—and its twin proposal to speed the deal through Congress—a local governmental body has made. The TPP, a …Continue Reading ...
eNews Park Forest TPP Opponents Mobilize as Powerful Forces Seek to Ram Through ‘Fast Track …eNews Park ForestWith Congress “dangerously close” to ramming through trade promotion authority, or Fast Track, by mid-April—in turn smoothing the way for passage of corporate-friendly trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership—lawmakers and activists are …Wyden Shows Connection Between Rigged Trade […]Continue Reading ...
How The TPP Agreement Could Be Used To Undermine Free Speech And Fair …TechdirtWe’ve been writing a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement over the past few years. There are many, many problems with it, but the two key ones are the intellectual property chapter and the investment chapter. Unlike some who are …Continue Reading ...
China Post In TPP membership bid, nation needs to be prepared for ‘long game’: scholarChina Post“It is in Taiwan’s interest to eventually be part of the TPP but it is important to play a long game here,” said Scott Miller, a senior adviser and the William M. Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center […]Continue Reading ...
Wikileaks and New York Times Partner to Release Secret TPP Treaty TextThe Nonprofit QuarterlyThis past week, we found Wikileaks in cahoots with another well known enemy of government secrecy, the Gray Lady itself, the New York Times, together revealing secret drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the free trade pact that President …Continue Reading ...
Queensland Country Life Japan calls on Obama to step up personal involvement in TPP dealFinancial TimesJapan’s economy minister has called on US President Barack Obama to ramp up his lobbying of Democrats to secure congressional authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as the mammoth trade deal approaches a make-or-break deadline in the next few …Obama scrambles for […]Continue Reading ...
RT Leaked TPP investment chapter: Corporations can sue states in private courtsRTMoreover, if a foreign firm feels that a new law passed by a state impacts its rights under the TPP agreement, it could challenge the country’s decision in the private arbitration system, the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Such mechanisms …Obama scrambles for TPP dealQueensland […]Continue Reading ...
The Ecologist Pacific trade deal: The problem with TPP is its secrecyThe Seattle TimesUnfortunately, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, failed to mention the major problem many find with the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations [“Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost Washington’s economy,” Opinion, March 26].Wikileaks papers reveal TPP’s huge corporate giveawayThe EcologistPartners with the pastOtago Daily […]Continue Reading ...
Queensland Country Life Obama scrambles for TPP dealQueensland Country LifeTHE Obama administration and Congress are scrambling to beat a fast-closing window to strike a domestic political deal to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade plan, in the face of resistance from progressive Democrats and Tea Party conservatives.Japan-US working-level TPP talks due in AprilThe Japan NewsLetter: […]Continue Reading ...
Brown, Ryan urge voting, organizing to fight unfair TPP trade agreementYoungstown VindicatorMembers of United Auto Workers Local 1112 crowded into their union hall Saturday to hear their congressional representatives blast a trade agreement they say is unfair and on a fast track for passage. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, argue U.S. Sen … and more »Continue Reading ...
Center for Research on Globalization Rigged Trade Agreements and Rigged Government. “Secret Sections” of the …Center for Research on GlobalizationBut, as he knows, the US already has trade deals with most of the countries involved in the TPP so it will make little difference on Oregon’s exports. What is will do is give these foreign […]Continue Reading ...
The Ecologist Wikileaks papers reveal TPP’s huge corporate giveawayThe EcologistThe classified document, released this week by WikiLeaks, deals with a controversial investor-state dispute settlement tool that is part of closed-door negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation free-trade agreement including …Pacific trade deal: The problem with TPP is its secrecyThe Seattle TimesPartners with the […]Continue Reading ...
Brown, Ryan urge voting, organizing to fight unfair TPP trade agreementYoungstown VindicatorMembers of United Auto Workers Local 1112 crowded into their union hall Saturday to hear their congressional representatives blast a trade agreement they say is unfair and on a fast track for passage. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, argue U.S. Sen …Continue Reading ...
Farm Weekly Obama faces tough sell in own party on trade dealsDaily TimesThe administration aims to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade talks with 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and make substantial progress in the Trans- Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with …Ohio reps cast skeptical eye on proposed trade […]Continue Reading ...
WKBN.com Trans-Pacific Partnership: Union members gather in Warren to voice oppositionWKBN.comSupporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, include President Obama. They say opening up trade markets could benefit America’s economy. They’re facing opposition from Democratic lawmakers like Senator Sherrod Brown. “We can win these trade … and more »Continue Reading ...
Seattle Globalist Seattle mulls stance against fast track for Trans-Pacific PartnershipSeattle Globalist“So, for example, when Seattle passed its new minimum wage law, if the TPP had already passed, a multinational corporation from a TPP member country that employs workers in Seattle could have sued to challenge that law and could have demanded …Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the PublicHuffington PostLargely ignored by the media — until now — the TPP has been in a negotiation process for more than five years. The TPP has 29 “chapters” covering various issues, but only five of these chapters cover what would […]Continue Reading ...
TODAYonline No easy concessions on TPP talks before US trip, says AbeTODAYonlineTOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday that Tokyo will not make easy concessions for the purpose of advancing the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks in a hasty manner before his planned meeting with United States …Abe vows not to concede ground […]Continue Reading ...
TPP lobbying falls on deaf ears in US: AEI analystTaipei TimesTaiwan’s current blitz to win US support for the nation’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact is having no impact whatsoever, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) economist Derek Scissors told a Washington conference on Thursday …Continue Reading ...
Huffington Post The Strong Dollar, Its Impact on Growth, and the TPPHuffington PostFor TPP supporters who oppose a currency chapter — i.e., explicit actions to be taken against signatories that push down the value of their currency to subsidize their exports and tax their imports — it shows that the value of the dollar against […]Continue Reading ...
MarketPulse (blog) Abe Says He Will Not Make Easy Concessions to Approve TPPMarketPulse (blog)Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday Tokyo will not make easy concessions for the purpose of advancing the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks hastily before his planned meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on April 28.Abe vows not to concede […]Continue Reading ...
Bloomberg TPP Corrects Some Concerns in NAFTA: HochbergBloombergU.S. Export-Import Bank of Chairman Fred Hochberg discusses worldwide infrastructure investment and the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “The … and more »Continue Reading ...
The Japan Times Abe vows not to concede ground on TPP talks ahead of U.S. tripThe Japan TimesThe 12 countries involved in the TPP want to reach an agreement by the end of this spring, but the outlook remains uncertain due in part to remaining differences between Japan and the United States, the two largest […]Continue Reading ...
JIM HIGHTOWER: The secretive TPP scamStillwater News PressCalled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the scam is their claim that TPP is nothing but another free trade deal – albeit a whopper of a deal – one that ties our economy to Brunei, Vietnam, and nine other nations around the Pacific Rim. But of the 29 …Continue Reading ...
The TPP is so bad even the US congress is shockedMacroBusiness (blog)The article is, of course, referring to the TPP’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause, which according to an earlier leaked draft from Wikileaks, would give authority to major corporations to challenge laws made by governments in the … and more »Continue Reading ...
teleSUR English Peruvian Newspaper Reveals TPP Favors Foreign CompaniesteleSUR EnglishA new chapter of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was filtered Thursday by WikiLeaks to La Republica Peruvian newspaper. The treaty has been negotiated in secret since 2010. The 55-page chapter, dated Jan. 20 this year, shows the treaty will … and more »Continue Reading ...
Boing Boing TPP leak: states give companies the right to repeal nations’ lawsBoing BoingA new Wikileaks-published leak from the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty reveals a January 2015 draft “Investment Chapter” of the agreement, where the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanisms are set out. They allow companies …How The Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual […]Continue Reading ...
International IP and the Public Interest How The Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations …Intellectual Property WatchFollowing a recent trend, explained below, the leaked ISDS chapter of the TPP proposes to give private companies the ability to enforce public international law whenever a local regulation “either directly or indirectly” expropriates any “investment …Statement: […]Continue Reading ...
International IP and the Public Interest BREAKING: WikiLeaks Leaks TPP Draft!!!OpEdNewsThis is an advanced January 2015 version of the confidential draft treaty chapter from the Investment group of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks between the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam …Statement: Leaked TPP ISDS Chapter Threatens Intellectual Property Limitations […]Continue Reading ...
International Business Times Despite Leak Of TPP Text, Obama Officials Say Trade Deal Will Not Let …International Business TimesThe email challenged an International Business Times report noting the details of a 2013 draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That draft proposed to let foreign companies file lawsuits in international tribunals seeking payments for financial losses …US […]Continue Reading ...
No CAN-do? LatAm trade blocs under threat as China, TPP flex musclesemergingmarkets.orgThe Pacific Alliance countries, with the exception of Colombia, also form part of the more ambitious 12-nation group negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that would be the largest trading block once it is finished, possibly by the end of …Continue Reading ...
Corporate Sovereignty Provisions Of TPP Agreement Leaked Via Wikileaks …TechdirtThe leaked text reveals the TPP would expand the parallel ISDS legal system by elevating tens of thousands of foreign-owned firms to the same status as sovereign governments, empowering them to privately enforce a public treaty by skirting domestic …Continue Reading ...
TPP Trade Negotiations At Critical JunctureCounterPunchPassage of the “Trans Pacific Partnership” (TPP) free trade agreement between the USA and 11 other pacific rim countries has been the number one economic priority of both political parties in the USA since last November 2014’s national Congressional …Continue Reading ...
OpEdNews TPP a giant trade flim-flamYoungstown VindicatorBy the way, every progressive group I know of is adamantly against the TPP. And no progressive has stepped forward to claim ownership of this PR push for corporatizing the people’s democratic rights. So who’s in this “coalition”? Who funds it? Like so …Shilling for the Biggest Trade Flim-Flam […]Continue Reading ...
The Rakyat Post Wikileaks details protective stance of TPPThe Rakyat PostAn investment chapter, dated Jan 20, from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was released amid controversy over rules allowing companies to sue foreign governments, which critics say should be dropped from the pact. The 55-page draft …TPP leak confirms foreign investors could sue governmentsScoop.co.nz (press […]Continue Reading ...
The Rakyat Post TPP: Australia pushes against ISDS in trade agreement, WikiLeaks revealsComputerworld AustraliaWikiLeaks today revealed the controversial investment chapter of the TPP, which shows the intent of negotiating parties, led by the US, to create a supra-national court where foreign firms could sue states using investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS …Wikileaks details protective stance of […]Continue Reading ...
WIKILEAKS Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Investment ChapterWIKILEAKSWikiLeaks releases today the “Investment Chapter” from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November 2013 …TPP leak confirms foreign investors could sue governmentsScoop.co.nz (press release)WikiLeaks reveals local health and […]Continue Reading ...
Brisbane Times TPP leak confirms foreign investors could sue governmentsScoop.co.nz (press release)“The attached leaked investment chapter from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in January confirms that foreign companies could sue the Australian government for damages over decisions of key institutions like the Pharmaceutical Benefits …WikiLeaks reveals local health and environment rules under threatSydney Morning Herald all […]Continue Reading ...
New York Times Trans-Pacific Partnership Seen as Door for Foreign Suits Against USNew York TimesThe Trans-Pacific Partnership — a cornerstone of Mr. Obama’s remaining economic agenda — would grant broad powers to multinational companies operating in North America, South America and Asia. Under the accord, still under negotiation but nearing …Continue Reading ...
TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City CouncilScoop.co.nz (press release)A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, …Continue Reading ...
FT.com (blog) 2 articles that explain why the TPP debate is so maddeningVoxThe debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership — see our TPP explainer and Ezra Klein’s account of the administration’s case for the TPP — has been one of the more frustrating things to cover in my career. The agreement has not exactly captured the …The […]Continue Reading ...
TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”People’s WorldUnless you’ve spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again. In fact, everyone’s wage is down except for the top ten percent. Median incomes for the bottom 20 percent fell four percent; for the …Selling the […]Continue Reading ...
TPP ‘a matter of life and death,’ Steve Chen saysTaipei TimesMembership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is a matter of “life and death” for Taiwan, former minister of economic affairs Steve Chen (陳瑞隆) told a Washington conference on Tuesday. He said that Taipei was “desperate” to join …Continue Reading ...
Every year, over a thousand 18-35-year-old Canadians travel to New Zealand on a working holiday visa. The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce Job Bank provides an opportunity to connect Australian and New Zealand employers with Canadian working holidaymakers as they embark upon journeys-of-a-lifetime. Many Canadians would go to New Zealand after their working holiday in Australia. These travellers […]
RE: Special Measures for Foreign Nationals Affected by the U.S. Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-31.asp The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has used his authority to issue a public policy, effective immediately, to help people who may be stranded as a result of the U.S. […]
RE: Special Authorization for dual Canadian citizens extended http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2017-01-27.asp Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is extending the period of time that eligible dual Canadian citizens can apply for a special authorization. This extension follows consultations with our partners, including airlines. On November 10, 2016, the Government of Canada implemented a system to electronically verify that […]
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