Tuesday, 04 August 2015, 5:09am

Gordon Campbell:
On Why We Should Still Oppose Investor-State Dispute Measures

Even in this dark hour for the TPP, the secrecy farce continues. On RNZ this morning, Trade Minister Tim Groser said he looks forward to the day when he can take the covers off, and show New Zealand what a good deal we’ve won.

Oh, good grief. What is left to hide? Every single negotiator went into those talks in Maui knowing exactly where everyone else stood... Inside the negotiation tent, the TPP isn’t wearing any pants. It never has been. The whole exercise of secrecy has been about hiding the content from public opinion, not about negotiating the text. More>>

TPP Ministerial In Hawaii Fails: Tim Groser Disappointed - "Good progress was made this week, but a number of challenging issues remain, including intellectual property and market access for dairy products", Mr Groser said. More >>

Professor Jane Kelsey Responds: "Time for NZ Govt. to cut losses" - ‘The “final” ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable’, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. ‘Everyone is blaming each other in Maui’, Kelsey said. ‘But the underlying reason for the gridlock is the domestic opposition in almost all the TPPA countries.’ More >>

 
 

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