The government’s introduction of the National Interest Analysis (NIA) into Parliament shows a disregard for sound and objective analysis as a basis for treaty-making. The NIA shows that government is continuing to try to sell the TPPA, not to provide balanced arguments.

The Spokesperson for It’s Our Future – Kiwis against the TPPA, Barry Coates, commented: “The government has an obligation to provide accurate and objective information to Parliament on the treaties being proposed. They have clearly failed to do so on the TPPA.”

It’s Our Future press release on NIA 9 February 2016