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We are the citizens campaign against the TPPA and other pro-corporate treaties.

TPPA

Last year the National-led government committed New Zealand to a toxic international trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).  If the deal had gone ahead it would have seriously undermined our government’s ability to look after our interests and those of the natural environment, now and in the future.

New Zealanders from all walks of life stood up against the TPPA, and participated in the biggest public protests in a decade on the day it was signed.

The TPPA fell apart when the United States withdrew in the face of strong public pressure, built off the back of years of activism and resistance.

The government is refusing to accept it has been beaten on the TPPA. All the countries, aside from the US, are due to meet in Chile on 14-15 March 2017 to talk about how to bring the TPPA back to life.

RCEP

The Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is still in negotiation. The draft text is secret, but leaks show similar dangers to TPPA, including proposed Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) allowing overseas investors to directly sue governments where changes to laws or policies affect corporate profits.

TiSA

The Trade in Services Agreement negotiations involve 50 countries and is being negotiated under extreme secrecy. The agreement could result in restrictions on governments’ right to regulate could threaten financial stability, action on climate change and public health.

NZ-EU FTA

The NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement is a new proposal.  Although it looks as though some of the worst parts of the TPPA are off the table already, the agreement would still favour foreign investors over domestic companies.

Latest News

TPPA Bulletin #93 – February 2017

Check out the latest edition of the It's Our Future TPPA Bulletin. This issue provides an in-depth update on what's been happening since the United States withdrew from the TPPA.  It also introduces a petition produced with our friends at Action Station to urge the...

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