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FTA steals a march on NZ and US on agriculture in TPPA

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 12:13 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Australia appears to have stolen a march on New Zealand and other parties to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by concluding its longstanding negotiations for a free trade agreement with Japan overnight’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, ... More >>

One more time, PM: Parliament does not get to ratify TPPA

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:37 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘How many times do the Prime Minister and other members of the government have to be hauled up for misrepresenting the role of Parliament in making treaties, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’, asked Professor Jane Kelsey from the ... More >>

Out of the TPPA frying pan, into the EU-FTA fire?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 3:18 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The National government is striking a brick wall in getting major concessions on dairy from the US and Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will have an equal or greater battle in its plans for a free trade agreement with ... More >>

TPPA Singapore meet ends with a whimper, not a roar

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 9:00 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The ministerial meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade ministers ended with a whimper in Singapore today’, said University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey, who is observing the meeting. More >>

Crunch time for National - Jane Kelsey on TPPA

Monday, 24 February 2014, 10:46 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The introduction of the plain packaging legislation this month highlighted the added risks that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) poses to New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 strategy’, said Professor Jane Kelsey, who has written ... More >>

TPPA deal should not be possible without US “Fast Track”

Monday, 24 February 2014, 9:13 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

There is strong disagreement between the twelve parties negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement about whether a deal can be struck without the US President having fast-track authority, otherwise known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), ... More >>

TPPA Ministers set to make crucial IP decisions this weekend

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:43 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that Wikileaks posted in November signalled over 100 areas of disagreement. Those ‘square brackets’ have been rapidly disappearing in the lead-up to the ministerial meeting ... More >>

Ministers must respond to call for release of the TPPA text

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 10:39 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Seven countries’ senior legislators call for release of the TPPA text, Ministers must respond ‘There has been unprecedented call today from senior legislators in seven countries for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text to be released before ... More >>

Groser must support Malaysia’s tobacco carveout

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:03 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Groser must support Malaysia’s tobacco carveout at TPPA Ministerial on 22 Feb ‘Trade Minister Tim Groser must support Malaysia’s proposals to carve tobacco out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement if the National government wants to ... More >>

National Government loses $5 billion-plus fig leaf for TPPA

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 9:57 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The fig leaf of over $5 billion in gains to the New Zealand economy from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been stripped away’, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey, a long-term critic of the proposed TPPA. The Sustainability ... More >>

Obama's 'State of the Union' downplays TPPA

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:43 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘If trade ministers from the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) were looking for a signal from President Obama in yesterday’s State of the Union address that he was serious about cutting a deal, they will be ... More >>

Why do we have to rely on Wikileaks?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 6:10 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

If the EU can release draft texts, why do we have to rely on Wikileaks? More >>

Another Month, Another Leak – Wikileaks Posts TPPA Text

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 9:16 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The governments negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement need to wave a white flag and agree to release the whole draft text’, said University of Auckland Professor Jane Kelsey as another leaked chapter was posted on Wikileaks. More >>

TPPA ministerial slated for Davos, Switzerland in January

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 2:23 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘When someone at the Singapore hotel that hosted the recent ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement suggested the next meeting of ministers could be in Europe, I thought he was joking’, says Auckland University law professor ... More >>

Shock trade-offs by TPPA ministers in Singapore

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 8:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The four-day ministerial summit on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement concluded late yesterday in Singapore. ‘In one sense, they failed to deliver on their “end game” of a deal by December 2013’, said Professor Kelsey, who has been in Singapore ... More >>

Groser sells out - not even for 30 pieces of silver

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 6:46 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Forget all the glib promises that the National Government will protect the “fundamentals” of Pharmac and defend of our public health system in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations’ said Professor Jane Kelsey who is monitoring the TPPA trade ministers’ ... More >>

Explanation of NZ's Treaty Making Process

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 3:08 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

In light of the reiteration of the incorrect assertion that Parliament that would ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement by Stephen Jacobi on Morning Report today, I am reissuing the following explanation and associated press release from ... More >>

Crunch decisions on medicines in TPPA today or tomorrow

Monday, 9 December 2013, 6:53 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Enormous pressure on the non-US ministers in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations is likely to see some governments cave in this afternoon or tomorrow morning on medicines and copyright’, according to Professor Jane Kelsey in Singapore. More >>

TPPA: New Huffington Post leaks expose major divisions

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:21 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Two internal documents from a country inside the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations have been leaked to Huffington Post and published this morning under the headline ‘Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Political Powers In Secret ... More >>

Heavy-handed tactics in TPPA talks aim to isolate dissenters

Sunday, 8 December 2013, 10:43 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘In an outrageous practice borrowed from the WTO, known as “green room” negotiations, small groups of Ministers are meeting to broker compromise texts to put to the rest of the parties negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement’ More >>

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