El Acuerdo Transpacífico de Cooperación Económica o simplemente Acuerdo Transpacífico, fue pactado en octubre de 2015 entre Estados Unidos y otros 11 países de la orilla del Pacífico: Australia, Brunei, Canadá, Chile, Japón, Malasia, México, Nueva Zelanda, Perú, Singapur y Vietnam. Indonesia declaró que también se uniría. El tratado aún debe ser ratificado.

El capítulo de inversión que se filtró al público, revela que el arreglo incluye un mecanismo de arbitraje de disputas entre inversionistas y Estados (ISDS). Los grupos de la sociedad civil han tronado contra el mecanismo, puesto que concede a los inversionistas o compañías del extranjero poderes desproporcionados frente a los gobiernos o las compañías locales. Los inversionistas extranjeros podrían darle la vuelta a las cortes jurídicas nacionales y recurrir a un sistema paralelo de justicia, confeccionado especialmente para ellos.

La salud pública, el ambiente y otras “salvaguardas” de interés público, serian socavados por las previsiones ISDS en el ATP.

(octubre de 2015)

| 25-ago-2013
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| 3-ago-2013
We are told that when trade is free, there will be more trade and nations will prosper. To achieve even freer trade the nations of the world must enter into free trade agreements.
| 31-jul-2013
Malaysia’s Parti Keadilan Rakyat VP Nurul Izzah Anwar has accused the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of bowing down to pressure when it agreed to clauses on investor-state dispute settlement in negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
| 20-may-2013
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AJE | 8-dic-2012
Al Jazeera ask if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations have rendered democratic decision-making irrelevant.
| 11-sep-2012
Delegates attending trans-Pacific free-trade negotiations in the United States are being warned their countries could end up like Australia if they agree to allow corporations to sue governments in international courts.
| 21-may-2012
Smoking is bad for our health. Smoking is detrimental to our economic well-being - smoking-related conditions and diseases cost the health service in this country millions and millions of dollars each year. But moves to reduce or stop smoking in this country could cost us just as much if not more.
Sydney Morning Herald | 5-mar-2012
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The Conversation | 25-ago-2011
Legislation requiring tobacco products to be in plain packaging was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives last night. This is the first such measure in the world to become law.
Info Justice | 4-ago-2011
Philip Morris asserts that fair and equitable treatment includes a right to a “stable and predictable regulatory framework” as well as rights under treaties in addition to customary international law.

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