TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was concluded in October 2015 between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
Indonesia and Taiwan declared their intention to join in. The treaty has yet to be ratified.

The investment chapter has revealed the deal includes investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). Civil society groups have blasted the mechanism, as it gives a foreign investor or company disproportionate powers vis-à-vis governments or domestic companies. Foreign investors would be able to bypass national justice courts and resort to a parallel system of justice specifically made for them.

Public health, the environment and other public-interest ‘safeguards’ would be undermined under the ISDS provisions in the TPP.

(November 2015)

The Jakarta Post | 16-Feb-2016
Indonesia could fall into bankruptcy if the biggest market in Southeast Asia join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would allow investors to sue the government.
The Clinic | 12-Feb-2016
El domingo pasado el canciller, Heraldo Muñoz, tras firmar el Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico, que debe ser ratificado por el Parlamento, argumentó que las críticas se debían a desinformación. La organización civil, Chile mejor sin TPP, responde al secretario de Estado y refuta sus afirmaciones sobre los beneficios que traerá para el país el cuestionado acuerdo comercial.
El Dínamo | 12-Feb-2016
Chile lo firmó en Nueva Zelanda la semana pasada. Con ello la polémica se abre y amenaza ser una bola de fuego. Para unos es la ignominia, para otros, la salvación, como lo ha dicho la Cancillería chilena. 
The Globe and Mail | 1-Feb-2016
Despite Canada’s 14 new free-trade deals, Canada posted record trade deficits and shrinking exports throughout 2015 as prices for tangible commodities fell.
Equipo Jackson | 27-Jan-2016
¿Qué es el TPP? explicado con papas, kiwis y berenjenas
Embassy | 21-Jan-2016
CETA, China, softwood lumber among government’s top trade priorities for 2016. Canada’s government is willing to address ISDS concerns.
Market Watch | 14-Jan-2016
The problem of TPP is with the “investment” chapter, which severely constrains environmental, health, and safety regulation, and even financial regulations with significant macroeconomic impacts.
Les Echos | 14-Jan-2016
L’accord sur le climat ou la création d’une nouvelle banque de développement par les BRICS l’an dernier vont influer sur 2016. Mais le vrai enjeu, moins médiatique, ce sont les accords commerciaux restrictifs qui s’annoncent.
The Malaysian Insider | 11-Jan-2016
The Malaysian government could be sued by foreign corporations if it intervened in their business activities under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Yes | 6-Jan-2016
The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, and that includes the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?

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