Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake.
Over the period from now until 2030, even the rosier projections for New Zealand see the TPP adding only about 1% per annum to this country’s GDP.
Public Summaries:United States Trade Representative - Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership AgreementUnited States Trade Representative - TPP Ministers’ Statement, Press Conference VideoNZ Govt - TPP Q (PDF)
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Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – New Zealand’s biggest free trade agreement. More>>
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It's Our Future: Council Calls For Transparency And Consultation On TPPA Today [8/10/15] the Auckland Council’s Regional Strategy and Policy Committee passed a resolution on the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The resolution calls on the government to release the final agreed text of the agreement and consult before further decisions are taken. More>> ALSO:Auckland City Council - TPPA, Environment and Arts the key focus at today’s meetingAuckland Ratepayers' Alliance - Councillors shouldn't entertain TPPA stuntAffordable Auckland - Why can't they just do their jobs?
Business reaction:Fonterra - Fonterra Chairman Acknowledges Conclusion of TPP AgreementDairy Companies Association of NZ - TPP Concludes After Marathon Negotiating EffortExportNZ - ExportNZ Welcomes TPP dealBusiness NZ - BusinessNZ says TPP a good deal for New ZealandEmployers And Manufacturers Association - TPP Outstanding Achievement says EMANZ Winegrowers - Wine industry welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreementWellington Chamber Of Commerce - TPP deal welcomed by ChamberMeat Industry Association - The MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPPZespri - Win for kiwifruit industry in TPP AgreementBeef And Lamb NZ - TPP good news for sheep and beef farmersHorticulture NZ - Good Result Gives Horticulture Room to GrowNZ Kiwifruit Growers - Trans Pacific Partnership Another Win for Kiwifruit GrowersSeafood NZ - Trans-Pacific Partnership agreementMedicines NZ - Medicines New Zealand Statement on the TPPNZ Shippers Council - Shippers’ Council congratulates Government on TPP outcomeAmerican Chamber of Commerce - AmCham welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreementThe Kiwifruit Claim - Kiwifuit Claim Urges Zespri To Back GrowersLatin America NZ Business Council - Conclusion of TPP negotiationsHawke's Bay Winegrowers - Three Cheers for Wine Exports in TPP AgreementWood Council of NZ - TPPA may open doors for processed wood products
Other Sectors:It's Our Future - No more excuses, release the text NOWInternet NZ - TPPA means copyright law reform neededGreenpeace NZ - Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal AnnouncementNZTEU - Secret trade agreement bad for education and democracyFOMA - FOMA Welcomes New Trade Opportunities through TPPAFIRST Union - TPPA a “betrayal” – unionNZMA - Independent health assessment still needed on TPPAAction On Smoking And Health - TPPA Tobacco Carve-out Good News for New Zealand HealthGrey Power NZ - TPPA - "catious optimisim"LIANZA - LIANZA on the TPPAAFTINET - Secret TPP deal lacks detail on medicinesOpenMedia - TPP posing serious threat to global internet usersITUC - Pacific Trade Agreement a Recipe for Corporate Greed
To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>
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