TPP, LGNZ Election Manifesto, Public Interest

Press Release – LGNZ The Renewables of Motueka, and Nelson TPP Action have been active lobbying local government authorities and councils in respect to the public interest on free trade and investment treaties including TPP (Transpacific Partnership).Press Statement 19 July 2014 TPP, LGNZ Election Manifesto, Public Interest, NZ Sovereignty. The Renewables of Motueka, and Nelson TPP Action have been active lobbying local government authorities and councils in respect to the public interest on free trade and investment treaties including TPP (Transpacific Partnership). We have requested that LGNZ (Local Government New Zealand) include TPP in their election manifesto being presented to political parties at the upcoming LGNZ Conference in Nelson 20-22 July 2014 at the Rutherford Hotel. We state in our request: Why TPP is a vitally important issue? TPP addresses both trade issues and domestic regulatory concerns and standards. Most of the 29 chapters in TPP are about non-trade matters. Each of these is a claim made on behalf of corporate and trade interests that we Kiwis alter our standards to provide opportunities to profit. Transnational corporations and trade interests have enormous influence over the USA trade negotiating position and use that to gain changes to our domestic law and international law and conventions that have application in New Zealand. Domestic trade interests also feature heavily in their lobby of our NZ negotiating position. This treaty is being negotiated...

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