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Jonathan McHale -Deputy Assistant US (USTR) – Trans- Pacific Partnership

https://www.rebootcommunications.com/speaker_info/jonathan-mchale/
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce Policy
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Responsible for telecommunications and electronic commerce trade policy at USTR since 1997, including policy development, negotiation, enforcement and dispute settlement. Specific responsibilities include: • Lead negotiator for telecommunications and electronic commerce issues in the Trans- Pacific Partnership FTA • Lead negotiator for ICT Trade Principles, concluded so far with the EU and Japan • Implementation of the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement, focusing on the EU, Mexico, Japan, and Korea and China, including annual review of compliance; • Implementation of telecommunications and electronic commerce chapters in FTAs with Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, and Korea; • Formulating policy on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce, in WTO and regional organization; • Bilateral negotiating on telecommunication deregulation issues with Japan; • Developing negotiating goals for the telecommunications sector for ongoing WTO services negotiations. • Implementation of APEC telecommunications Mutual Recognition Arrangements; and • Implementation of NAFTA telecommunications standards provisions. Prior to joining USTR he was an economic officer in the Department of State, serving in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Paris. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University.
https://www.rebootcommunications.com/speaker_info/jonathan-mchale/

Click to access TPP-Lead-Negotiators-2014.pdf

THE SECRETLY NEGOTIATED TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/FEATURE-NEWS/THE-SECRETLY-NEGOTIATED-TRANS-PACIFIC-PARTNERSHIP-br-i-A-pending-disaster-for-workers-taxpayers-small-investors-and-more-i-1979097

If you haven’t heard much about the TPP, that’s part of the problem right there. It would be the largest trade deal in history — involving countries stretching from Chile to Japan, representing 792 million people and accounting for 40 percent of the world economy – yet it’s been devised in secret.

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More:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/17603-mainstream-media-silent-on-dangerous-trans-pacific-partnership
http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/02/05/study-media-leave-viewers-in-the-dark-about-tra/197932
http://www.projectcensored.org/3-wikileaks-revelations-trans-pacific-partnership-ignored-corporate-media/
http://ourfuture.org/20141208/trans-pacific-trade-talks-resume-with-almost-no-media-coverage

The Trans-Pacific Trade (TPP) Agreement Must Be Defeated

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/27850-focus-the-trans-pacific-trade-tpp-agreement-must-be-defeated

he Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy. It will also negatively impact some of the poorest people in the world.