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The Flagging TPPA: The US Election and Free Trade Politics

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. … The Flagging Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The US Election and Free Trade Politics Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. Those breathing life into that unfortunate beast remain politicians who...

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It’s Our Future – Kiwis against the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram will visit New Zealand this week. He will be available for interviews in Auckland on Wednesday 15 June and Friday 17 June, and in Wellington on Thursday 16 June.It’s Our Future – Kiwis against the TPPA International Trade and Investment expert visiting New Zealand: Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram will visit New Zealand this week. He will be available for interviews in Auckland on Wednesday 15 June and Friday 17 June, and in Wellington on Thursday 16 June. Dr. Sundaram has a distinguished career: • FAO Assistant Director General and Coordinator for Economic and Social Development from August 2012 until the end of 2015 • Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs from January 2005 until June 2012 • Honorary Research Coordinator for the G24 Intergovernmental Group on International Monetary Affairs and Development from December 2006 until September 2012 • A member of the [Stiglitz] Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System • G20 sherpa to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and also UN G20 Finance Deputy during 2011-2012 • In 2007, he was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought • Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University (1987-1988; 1991-1992) and...

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Waitangi Tribunal report contradictory

Press Release – Te Ringahuia Hata A contradictory report released by the Waitangi Tribunal, following an urgent hearing into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), has upheld virtually all of the claimants concerns about the potential risks to Maori yet concluded that the … 5 May 2016 Waitangi Tribunal report contradictory A contradictory report released by the Waitangi Tribunal, following an urgent hearing into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), has upheld virtually all of the claimants concerns about the potential risks to Maori yet concluded that the existing Treaty Exception provides ‘reasonable’ protection. The claim was lodged in July last...

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INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPP

Press Release – India NZ Business Council India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New Zealand …INZBC and NZIRI co-hosts public lectures focussing on TPP India New Zealand Business Council and The New Zealand India Research Institute co-hosted public lectures at Victoria University of Wellington on 21st April, 2016. These public lectures focused on Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impacts for both New Zealand and India. The first of these lectures was given by Dr Amitendu Palit from the National University of Singapore who was specially flown in to share his knowledge in the forum. The topic was ‘India, APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) and TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership): Navigating a Complex Landscape’. In this lecture Dr Palit described India’s trade policies in recent years to show that the “energy and robustness of India’s foreign policy has not been reflected in her trade policy”. India has been showing ambivalence with regards to APEC and more recently TPP. The TPP will certainly affect India’s export market. The RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) in which a number of TPP countries are participation, could be an “answer” for India’s problems. But “early conclusion of RCEP”, he pointed out, is “difficult”. Dr Palit is an economist...

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