HOW THE TRANS-PACIFIC
PARTNERSHIP WOULD IMPACT YOU
& HOW THE TPP WOULD IMPACT EVERYTHING ELSE
THE SECRET TPP TEXT IS 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.
But the TPP can take effect only if the U.S. Congress approves it, and its fate in Congress is uncertain at best.
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