Secret TPP talks continue at a luxury hotel in Hawaii as the deal grows more controversial

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https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/secret-tpp-talks-continue-hawaii-deal-grows-more-controversial

Trade ministers are meeting behind closed-doors at the Westin Resort and Spa in Maui this week to finalize the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This is the first formal round of talks since the U.S. passed the controversial Fast Track trade legislation in June, which has given U.S. negotiators a renewed sense of determination as they continue to push TPP’s corporate-driven mandate on intellectual property and digital regulations. The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) seeks to wrap up talks by the end of the week. According to recent reports, the U.S. is still pushing for copyright terms of life plus 70 years, excessive financial damages for infringements, and a host of other provisions that will undermine the public interest.

Offcials claim that a final deal could emerge the next few days, but this round of talks has been steeped in controversy. A report from last week revealed how…

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One thought on “Secret TPP talks continue at a luxury hotel in Hawaii as the deal grows more controversial

  1. I don’t see any way New Zealand is going to sign at this point. Our agricultural envoy (who was part of the negotiations) has declared NZ won’t sign unless the US and Japan open up their markets to our dairy exports – and quit subsidizing their own dairy industry. Obama doesn’t have a prayer in hell of repealing US agricultural susbsidies.

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