ABC Radio National | 3 March 2015
Where are the TPP negotiations up to?
Presented by Phillip Adams
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.
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.
Professor of Law at Auckland University.