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US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should for TPPA

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:58 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should insist on the same for TPPA-11 Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement ... More >>

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:03 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, Labour squanders opportunity for real change ‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto ... More >>

Will Labour let Waitangi Tribunal complete TPPA inquiry

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 5:27 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Will Labour let the Waitangi Tribunal complete the TPPA inquiry? Labour promised at Waitangi that it will be accountable to Maori. That promise faces a major test next week, as the Crown responds in the Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry on the Trans-Pacific ... More >>

Trump says US might rejoin if the TPPA gives it more

Friday, 26 January 2018, 11:15 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Speaking to CBNC at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday, US President Trump reiterated his view that the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was a “horrible deal”, but said “I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially ... More >>

Labour/NZF must explain how Canada secured changes to TPPA

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 10:10 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Overnight in Japan the remaining eleven governments have concluded the ‘revised’ but essentially unchanged Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA-11), now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership. The signing ... More >>

NZ On the Wrong Side at WTO Ministerial Meeting in Argentina

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:20 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ On the Wrong Side of the Only Outcomes From WTO Ministerial Meeting in Argentina More >>

Gender ‘pinkwashing’ at the WTO bodes ill

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:30 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘“Inclusion” is the buzzword on the lips of trade ministers at this week’s World Trade Organization ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, as they seek to rescue an international regime and its peak organization from a deepening crisis ... More >>

Why is Labour supporting investment rules in WTO?

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:33 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

If Labour wants to ‘tame globalised capital’ why is it supporting investment rules in WTO? More >>

Parker asked to intervene as WTO cancels NGO registrations

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:26 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘I’ve written to Trade Minister David Parker this morning asking him to intervene urgently over the sudden and bizarre de-registration of representatives of prominent NGOs who had been accredited to attend the World Trade Organization ministerial conference ... More >>

First Test of ISDS in Future Deals @ Tomorrow’s RCEP Meeting

Monday, 13 November 2017, 10:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Tomorrow’s RCEP Meeting the First Test for Labour & NZ First on ISDS in Future Deals More >>

Labour’s TPPA-11 spin omits inconvenient details

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 11:13 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour’s TPPA-11 spin omits inconvenient details ‘Having agreed to the National government’s original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with some aspects suspended pending a possible US re-entry, the new government has begun to spin its achievements, ... More >>

Time for consultation and review

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 3:58 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey is ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ that the Labour government has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with the suspension of a limited range of items, at the ministerial and leaders’ ... More >>

Japan’s brinkmanship, claims TPPA deal

Friday, 10 November 2017, 8:31 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The worst kind of brinkmanship is evident in Japan’s determination to salvage the US-driven Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and its own political capital as leaders prepare to meet in Da Nang, Vietnam today’, said University of Auckland ... More >>

Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11

Monday, 30 October 2017, 4:56 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11, ignoring own view that the deal lacks merit ‘There is an imminent risk that trade ministry officials and the agriculture lobby will bulldoze of the new Labour-led government into taking a position on the Trans-Pacific ... More >>

Labour must address its own criticism of TPPA

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 3:19 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour must address its own criticism that the TPPA lacks evidence of benefits to NZ ‘Before the new government can decide its position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), including whether it would genuinely boost exports and provide ... More >>

New Government’s TPPA Problems Start Next Week

Friday, 20 October 2017, 12:24 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The new government of Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens will have to move fast if they are going to influence the outcomes of trade and investment agreements being negotiated under the National government’s mandate, and which they all, in ... More >>

Will McClay Pre-Empt Labour on Foreign-Owned Property?

Monday, 11 September 2017, 8:36 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The announcement by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern that a Labour government would move in the first 100 days to restrict foreign ownership of residential property raises the stakes for this month’s proposed meeting in Japan of eleven remaining countries ... More >>

TPPA-11 Negotiations Headed for Constitutional Collision

Friday, 1 September 2017, 8:45 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA-11 Negotiations Headed for Constitutional Collision Events in Sydney this week mean the New Zealand government is now facing a renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) text on the eve of an election. ‘It is simply unacceptable ... More >>

TPP11 countries meet in Sydney

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 3:17 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Leading international health organisations have urged the eleven governments that remain in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) following the US withdrawal to heed their calls for a renegotiation of the deal when they meet from 28 to 30th August ... More >>

National’s TPPA-11 leaves four questions unanswered

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 8:17 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

National’s TPPA-11 announcement leaves four questions unanswered The National government announced on the last day of Parliament that Cabinet has endorsed terms for a major new trade and investment deal - the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>