Scoop Coverage: TPPA Deal Reached

Article – Scoop Full Coverage Announcements, reaction and commentary on the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal and initial agreement details from NZ and the world. Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. Over the period from now until 2030, even the rosier projections for New Zealand see the TPP adding only about 1% per annum to this country’s GDP. Public Summaries: United States Trade Representative – Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement United States Trade Representative – TPP Ministers’ Statement, Press Conference Video NZ Govt – TPP Q&A (PDF) ALSO: BusinessDesk – Labour says jury’s out on supporting TPP – MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on TPP; SkyCity gains – TPP deal gives limited win for NZ dairy – Business lobbies, wine growers, meat sector welcome TPP – Fonterra ‘very disappointed’ with limited TPP dairy deal Gordon Campbell – Gordon Campbell on the TPP fallout Professor Jane Kelsey – Continued imbalance of TPPA information indefensible – National government betrays NZers in TPPA deal...

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