Edward Miller

TPPA Walk Away!

Now that the Maui Ministerial has failed to reach a conclusion, we believe it is time to ensure our Prime Minister and Trade Minister know that kiwis do not want this deal. Send them a letter below! [gravityform id=”5″ title=”true” description=”true”]

NO DEAL IN MAUI!

The post-Maui Ministerial Press Conference is just wrapping up, where Ministers yet again were unable to conclude a deal. The Press Conference was heavy on platitudes but light on detail of actual progress, with Ministers trailing out the oft-repeated mantras around the need to restrict transparency. We will bring you further media reports as they become …

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Libertarians against ISDS!

An article by Daniel Pearson (senior fellow in trade policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute) appears in The Hill titled ‘Boost support for TPP by rethinking ISDS’, in which he suggests removing investor-state dispute settlement from the negotiation: True, cross-border investors would prefer that TPP include ISDS.  But most U.S. companies understand that the real …

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Hey David! You missed a few things…

Recently more and more New Zealanders are emailing Act MP David Seymour with regard to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Fletcher Tabuteau’s Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill. Seymour’s office is responding with a standard email designed to quell their concerns. The response is riddled with inaccuracies that reveal a hole in Seymour’s knowledge about the …

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Groser needs to explain why NZ must keep TPPA secret while EU releases TTIP documents

Press Release: Professor Jane Kelsey 12 February 2015 ‘Trade minister Tim Groser has repeatedly claimed that negotiations for agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are never conducted in daylight. That is simply not true.’ ‘There are many such instances, including the Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) that involved six of the TPPA parties,[1] where draft …

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8 November

8 November is an international day of action against the TPPA, and kiwis are kicking things off. Find your local event from the list below: Auckland, Hamilton, Raglan, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Gisborne, Napier, Palmerston North, Levin, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill.

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