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Around the Web Special – TPP

Updated  With TPP front and centre on New Zealand’s agenda this next fortnight as Auckland plays host to the 15th round of negotiations, newzealandinc.com is running some special around the webs to gauge what’s being said about TPP around the globe. The New Zealand Herald  TPP anything but plain sailing  Fran O’Sullivan discusses the intricacies of negotiating the terms of TPP, quoting …

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Around the Web Special – TPP

Updated  With TPP front and centre on New Zealand’s agenda this next fortnight as Auckland plays host to the 15th round of negotiations, newzealandinc.com is running some special around the webs to gauge what’s being said about TPP around the globe. Updated: TV3 News (New Zealand)   Key says ignore Trans-Pacific Partnership protesters TV3 updates the news coming out of the TPP negotiations …

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Canadian trade expert says US trying to turn TPP talks into NAFTA 2.0

As Canada prepares to engage as a full participant in the Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) negotiations for the first time, a comprehensive report by Canadian trade specialist Peter Clark suggests that the advance hype about the TPP being a high quality comprehensive deal is “hogwash”.  Clark, President of Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates, says “There is already evidence of many deficiencies, …

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NZ and Aust farm lobbies want TPP done by end of FY2013 with provisos

The peak agricultural bodies of New Zealand and Australia have united in calling for a truly comprehensive and generally liberalising Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement from day one of implementation. Federated Farmers of New Zealand and the National Farmers’ Federation of Australia are both participating in the TPP negotiations, currently taking place in Auckland. “Liberalisation must result in the elimination …

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TPP critic Jane Kelsey and other ‘stakeholders’ excluded from Sky City Convention centre during TPP talks

Updated  TPP critic Jane Kelsey  has alleged the NZ Government has imposed unprecedented restrictions on registered stakeholders as it hosts the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Auckland this week. “We turned up this morning and found we are locked out of the entire Sky City Convention Centre for all 10 days except the so-called stakeholder day on Friday,” according to Professor …

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50 NZ business leaders swing in behind Government as TPP negotiations resume

Senior  business leaders have signed an open letter to Prime Minister John Key in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations which get underway again in Auckland today.  See – TPP – Open Letter The TPP negotiations have been under attack within New Zealand over their lack of transparency, sovereignty concerns and impact on intellectual property platforms. But the business …

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500 trade negotiators are in Auckland for the 15th round of TPP talks

Negotiators from 11 countries gather in Auckland today at Sky City Convention Centre for the 15th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks. Outside the door are activists of all persuasion – human rights campaigners, anti-free traders, and consumer protection campaigners – who don’t like what is happening what happening behind closed doors. TV3 reports the NZ government has been …

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