Trans Pacific Partnership

Ken Van Doren opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Trans Pacific Partnership is a secretly negotiated “trade agreement” that would circumvent the legislative process to implement backdoor patent, environmental and internet censorship regulations favored by corporations.

You can read more about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at these links:

Official USTR Website

Wikipedia Page About TPP
The majority of Congress is being kept in the dark as to the substance of the TPP negotiations, while representatives of U.S. corporations—like Halliburton, Chevron, PHRMA, Comcast, and the Motion Picture Association of America—are being consulted and made privy to details of the agreement. More than two months after receiving the proper security credentials, my staff is still barred from viewing the details of the proposals that USTR is advancing. We hear that the process by which TPP is being negotiated has been a model of transparency. I disagree with that statement.

Public Citizen
Although it is called a “free trade” agreement, the TPP is not mainly about trade. Of TPP’s 29 draft chapters, only five deal with traditional trade issues. One chapter would provide incentives to offshore jobs to low-wage countries. Many would impose limits on government policies that we rely on in our daily lives for safe food, a clean environment, and more. Our domestic federal, state and local policies would be required to comply with TPP rules.

 

 

 

 

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