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» The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food
Online Publication Date:16 December 2015
The importing country’s right to reject GMOs that they have not approved, and to subject those GMOs to a prior risk assessment, could be thus effectively undermined by the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
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» Some Common Claims about the TPPA’s Investment Chapter and ISDS – a Rebuttal
Online Publication Date:15 December 2015
A number of countries - such as Indonesia, South Africa, and India, and some Latin American countries - have embarked on a considerable rethink of their earlier support for ISDS, which they had earlier thought was relatively harmless, but are now discovering otherwise.
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» Are the ‘Safeguards’ in the TPPA adequate?
Online Publication Date:03 December 2015
Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) truly balance foreign investor rights and privileges with adequate ‘safeguards’ for the public interest, as proponents of the TPPA claim?
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» Analysis of the TPPA's Investment Chapter - Part II
Online Publication Date:03 December 2015
Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement claim that the TPPA has sufficient ‘safeguards’ and ‘carveouts’ in the TPPA to balance narrow commercial foreign interests against the public interest, and to preserve the government’s prerogatives in acting in the interest of public health, the environment, affirmative action, or other areas in need of government intervention. In this second part of his analysis, law professor Gurdial Singh Nijar focuses on those ‘safeguards’. Does the TPPA truly balance foreign investor rights and privileges with adequate ‘safeguards’ for the public interest?
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» Analysis of Provisions in the TPPA that Impact on Tobacco Control
Online Publication Date:12 November 2015
The final TPPA text merely provides exemption from the Investor-State Dispute Settlement, which is largely inadequate to safe guard public health measures. There are various chapters within the TPPA that provide huge opportunities for the tobacco industry to undermine government efforts to implement effective tobacco control measures
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» Our worst fears confirmed – Mohd Nizam Mahshar
Online Publication Date:05 November 2015
Despite what governments and cheerleaders claim, our concerns have not been overblown, and it only goes to show what happens when we allow a select few – their every move monitored and driven by multinational commercial interests – to craft a deal behind closed doors.
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» Indonesia and the Treaty of TPP
Online Publication Date:21 October 2015
Indonesia's decision to join the TPP should be thought through carefully as it has the potential to hamper the vision of the Jokowi administration to realize national economic independence.
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» Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP
Online Publication Date:19 October 2015
There are many lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that are relevant to the current debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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