Tagged: TPP

Trade agreements and the new TPP - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jan 24, 2018

And so it appears that agreement has now been reached on a TPP-like agreement, minus the United States. We haven’t yet seen the details (although this MFAT note is useful), but all the comments late last year suggested that the new agreement would stick as closely to the previously-agreed, but not ratified, TPP as possible (but presumably without … Read More

Canada and the TPP - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Sep 28, 2015

Canada, you make me sad. Late last week, the Liberals said they won’t support any TPP deal that makes concessions on supply management in dairy. This is no longer the party of Martha Hall Findlay, who was about the lone voice of sanity on Canadian dairy. Here’s how the Liberals’ ag critic is now pitching it: “If … Read More

TPP — can’t get something for nothing - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Feb 12, 2014

I have avoided discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, because it’s complex and secret and yet to be decided. But a statement from Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health, leads me to comment. Turia’s plain packaging for cigarettes bill just passed its first vote. The bill is intended to reduce the sale of cigarettes by making […] … Read More

The TPP – what does it mean for science? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 05, 2012

Right now, hundreds of diplomats and trade experts from around the Asia Pacific region are ensconced at Sky City convention centre in Auckland for top-secret negotations as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Credit: GlobalTradeWatch CC Flickr The level of secrecy alone is of great concern and to some, anti-democratic, let alone what is actually being concocted in the latest draft … Read More