CRUNCH TIME FOR TPPA
The US Congress have just granted President Obama fasttrack authority to push trade deals like TPPA. It is expected that trade ministers will announce a ministerial meeting to finish the TPPA text in the next couple of weeks. Obviously this is now crunch time.
I have a few simple questions: Why is the deal being negotiated in secret? I know this may be usual practice for a trade deal, but surely this is about much more than trade.
I believe there is too much at stake. We need to know exactly what our government is committing us to, before the deal is done.
I’m concerned about the effect on medicine costs, and how this will impact on Pharmac?
Why are we giving foreign investors to right to sue NZ? and how come our parliament doesn’t even get to have a vote? I really need urgent answers to all my questions
Dion Martin, Terrace End