Public interest Resolution Presented to Trade Minister

Press Release – TPPA Nelson Action The Resolution adopted by Auckland, Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch and Dunedin Councils protecting the public interest regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations was accepted by the trade minister at the National Party public meeting on Wednesday …Press Release 14-9-2014 TPPA Nelson Action presents the public interest Resolution to Trade Minister Tim Groser! The Resolution adopted by Auckland, Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch and Dunedin Councils protecting the public interest regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations was accepted by the trade minister at the National Party public meeting on Wednesday the 10th September. TPPA Nelson Action is pleased that a bottom line on what the people will accept concerning trade agreements has been outlined to our negotiators.. The trade minister spoke to a packed meeting which was dominated by citizens concerned with the issues surrounding the TPP negotiations. Most of the questions were centred on the ability of corporations to sue New Zealand for any law changes in the best interests of the people and our country. Philip Morris taking action against Australia for plain packaging of tobacco is the most recent example of what NZ may have to face if governments sign up to these kind of agreements in our name. When asked if the Minister could confirm that out of 29 chapters of the agreement only 5 of the chapters concern trade Mr Groser’s replied...

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