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TPP re­quires mem­ber states to di­lute their stand on labour, en­vi­ron­men­tal and patent stan­dards to favour MNCs Re­lease date and topic | June 10, 2015, an­nex on trans­parency for pharma prod­ucts and med­i­cal de­vices Doc­u­ment date | Jan­uary 20, 2015 De­tails | Seeks to reg­u­late state schemes for medicines and med­i­cal de­vices; forces healthcare author­i­ties to give big pharma more in­for­ma­tion about na­tional de­ci­sions on public ac­cess to medicine; grants firms greater pow­ers to chal­lenge de­ci­sions Re­lease date and topic | March 25, 2015, In­vest­ment Chap­ter Doc­u­ment date | Jan­uary 20, 2015 De­tails | For­eign firms can sue states and ob­tain tax­payer com­pen­sa­tion for "ex­pected fu­ture prof­its" if gov­ern­ment poli­cies change Re­lease date and topic | Jan­uary 15, 2014, con­sol­i­dated en­vi­ron­ment chap­ter Doc­u­ment date | Novem­ber 19-24, 2013 De­tails | No man­dated clauses or mean­ing­ful en­force­ment mea­sures; no penal­ties, no pro­posed crim­i­nal sanc­tions or a bind­ing dis­pute set­tle­ment mech­a­nism; main area of con­tention is role of TPP vis a vis mul­ti­lat­eral agree­ments Re­lease date and topic | Oc­to­ber 16, 2014, up­dated chap­ter on In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Doc­u­ment date | Oc­to­ber 16, 2014 De­tails | In­dus­try-favour­ing mea­sures on phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and patents likely to curb ac­cess to can­cer drugs, etc; weaker re­quire­ments for patent­ing plant genes. This would im­pact small farm­ers and boost con­trol by large agri MNCs such as Mon­santo Re­lease date and topic | Novem­ber 13, 2013, chap­ter on In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty Doc­u­ment date | 26-30 Au­gust 2013 De­tails | Pro­pos­als to in­crease term of patents, in­clud­ing med­i­cal patents, be­yond 20 years; lower global stan­dards for patentabil­ity; ag­gres­sive mea­sures to pre­vent hack­ers break­ing copy­right pro­tec­tion; re­pres­sive In­ter­net cen­sor­ship

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