HOW THE TRANS-PACIFIC
PARTNERSHIP WOULD IMPACT YOU
& HOW THE TPP WOULD IMPACT EVERYTHING ELSE
THE PUBLIC, CONGRESS, & THE PRESS
THE DRAFT TPP TEXT
THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP is a
It is currently being negotiated behind closed doors by officials from the United States and 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been under negotiation for 5 years.
More than 600 official corporate "trade advisors" have access. The Obama administration plans to sign TPP by early 2015.
Although it is called a
"free trade" agreement,
the TPP is not really
mainly about trade.
Of the TPP's 29 draft chapters, only 5 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