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


The TPPA has been signed but has not been ratified by NZ or the United States.  If ratified the TPPA will allow overseas corporations to directly sue governments where laws and policies designed to protect the environment, labour rights, Te Tiriti ō Waitangi or the public good affect corporate profits.  The TPPA will also result in higher costs for medicines and longer copyright protection.


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 corporations to sue governments.


The Trade in Services Agreement negotiations involve 50 countries, negotiating under extreme secrecy. Restrictions on governments’ right to regulate could threaten financial stability, action on climate change and public health.


The NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement is a new proposal. The EU is proposing more transparency and improvements to Investor-State Dispute Settlement, but the core of the agreement still favours foreign investors over domestic companies.

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Inside the Global Club of ISDS

Imagine a private, global super court that empowers corporations to bend countries to their will. Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is being used by corporations to evade the law and override the decisions of democratic governments. The cases cited in this...

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Germany says TTIP deal has failed

Radio New Zealand’s Patrick O’Meara has published an interview with Professor Jane Kelsey on the increasing uncertainty surrounding the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. Germany’s economic affairs minister, Sigmar Gabriel,...

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