Where are the TPP negotiations up to?
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Trade ministers and representatives attend the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore on December 7, 2013. (AFP Photo / Roslan Rahman)

ABC Radio National | 3 March 2015

Where are the TPP negotiations up to?

Presented by Phillip Adams

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Twelve Asia-Pacific countries are now participating in negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP), that if completed will be the largest Free Trade Agreement in the world. One of the major concerns many groups and elected officials have with the negotiations is their lack of transparency. The parts of the agreement that have been leaked to the public have also been criticised, particularly changes to intellectual property rights and patent law that benefit large corporations rather than consumers.

Guests

Professor Susan Sell
Professor of Political Science , George Washington University Washington DC

Dr Matthew Rimmer
Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor of the ANU College of Law.

Jane Kelsey
Professor of Law at Auckland University.