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Secret Trans - Pacific (TPP) deal lacks detail on medicines, includes corporate rights to sue governments

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Secret Trans - Pacific (TPP) deal lacks detail on medicines, includes corporate rights to sue governments

“The announcement of a secret ‘in principle’ TPP deal without publication of the text may hide shameful trade-offs on issues like medicines and corporate rights to sue governments. These should be decided though open democratic parliamentary processes, not secretly traded away for token access to sugar or dairy markets, The lack of access to details in the text means governments can put a positive spin on the deal, but the devil is in the detail, and we won’t have the detail for at least another month," said Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network .

Read the full media release here


 source: AFTINET