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Are TPPA Ministers Bluffing Or Could They Pull It Off?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:18 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The statement from the ministers of the twelve countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) meeting in Sydney has just been released. More >>

Latest leak of TPPA intellectual property text confirms risk

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:31 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

On the eve of the latest (non)round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) yet another version of the intellectual property has found its way to Wikileaks . More >>

The TPPA’s Dirty Little Secret: How US could write NZ’s Laws

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 9:47 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

A new website launched today ( http://tppnocertification.org/ ) has exposed what University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey calls ‘the dirty little secret of the TPPA’. More >>

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:37 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders’ summit in November hangs in the balance’, according ... More >>

TISA trade talks will lock NZ into finance rules behind GFC

Friday, 20 June 2014, 10:36 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘While our eyes have been focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has been negotiating an equally secretive deal with 22 other, mainly rich, countries’, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

Singapore ministerial shows NZ likely to pay price for TPPA

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 10:11 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘At the end of a two-day ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Singapore it seems clearer than ever that New Zealand stands to get almost nothing if they do reach a deal, and we will pay a very high price in return’, ... More >>

TPPA secrecy scales bizarre new heights

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 9:35 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The government has maintained an absurd veil of secrecy over the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and it keeps getting worse’, according to University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

Obama’s Japan trip brings more bad news for Tim Groser

Sunday, 27 April 2014, 6:32 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Tim Groser’s ambitions for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement were dealt yet another blow with US President Obama failing to secure a deal on agriculture during his trip to Japan this week’, said Professor Jane Kelsey from the University ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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