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TPP analysis confirms sovereignty at stake

26 January 2016 MEDIA STATEMENT


TPP analysis confirms sovereignty at stake

The release of old and outdated information about the Trans Pacific Partnership will disappoint the many New Zealanders who want transparency around this controversial deal, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says.

“The National Impact Analysis made public today is nothing new.

“It merely reinforces the marginal gains New Zealand will make – less than 1 per cent of GDP by 2030.

“This is a small economic gain and at the same time our sovereignty is being compromised.

“This analysis confirms the Trans Pacific Partnership will prevent future governments making laws in the interest of New Zealand.

“The public is still in the dark over what this deal means for Pharmac and the future cost of medicines.

“Labour has been behind some of New Zealand’s most successful genuine free trade agreements but this goes far beyond just trade.

“National knows many Kiwis people are opposed to this deal. That is why – despite saying last week they wouldn’t release further details – they have panicked and rushed out this tired old spin,” Andrew Little says.

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