The final text of the TPPA was released on 5 November 2015. The US President can’t sign it until 5 February 2016, so that’s the likely target date for all 12 parties to sign. There is considerable opposition building to the TPPA and it is possible that signing may be delayed until after the US Presidential election, or even that it would be re-negotiated.

Initial analysis of the text shows the NZ government has misled the public through spin, inflated claims and self-serving omissions. The economic benefits have been exaggerated, the economic and social costs understated and future risks ignored.

Read a three page analysis document here.