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Second release of secret TPP Agreement Documents

Second release of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement documents

Monday 09 December 2013, 2:40 GMT

On 13 November 2013, Wikileaks released the draft text of the crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agremeent (TPP) intellectual property chapter during the lead up to a TPP chief negotiators meeting in Salt Lake City on 19-24 November 2013. Today, 9 December 2013, Wikileaks has released two more secret TPP documents that show the state of negotiations as the twelve TPP countries began supposedly final negotiations at a trade ministers’ meeting in Singapore this week. One document describes deep divisions between the United States and other nations, and "great pressure" being exerted by the US negotiators to move other nations to their position. The other document lists, country-by-country. the many areas of disagreement remaining. It covers intellectual property and thirteen other chapters of the draft agreement. This suggests that the TPP negotiations can only be concluded if the Asia-Pacific countries back down on key national interest issues and otherwise the treaty will fail altogether.

tppsaltlakeextracts.pdf

tppsaltlakepositions.pdf

See the first TPP release from WikiLeaks: https://wikileaks.org/tpp/

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