HOW THE TRANS-PACIFIC
PARTNERSHIP WOULD IMPACT YOU
& HOW THE TPP WOULD IMPACT EVERYTHING ELSE
THE SECRET TPP TEXT IS FINALLY OUT --
AND IT'S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT
THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP is a
It was negotiated behind closed doors for 7 years by officials from the United States and 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
This is not surprising for a deal negotiated in secret with 500 official corporate "trade advisors" given access and the public and press shut out. The Obama administration plans to sign the TPP and try to bring it for a vote in Congress in 2016.
Although it is called a
"free trade" agreement,
the TPP is not really
mainly about trade.
Of the TPP's 30 chapters, only 6 deal with traditional trade issues. Most would set rules on non-trade matters that affect our daily lives:
food safety, internet freedom, medicine costs, job off-shoring, financial regulation, and more.
Our domestic policies
would be required to
comply with the TPP rules.
FOR A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING