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TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:24 pm
by deja vu
I don't think it's a good deal for Canada. Harper kept the country at bay, no transparency at all, and with him the devil is always in the small print. His 9 years of promising a transparent government, gave us a secretive almost dictatorship government. His secrecy has always meant a bad time for Canada, and I don't think this is any different, plus the fact that he may not even have the mandate, the legal right to make any deal during an election. Parliament was dissolved weeks ago so his deal will probably end up in the Supreme Court and another loss for him. Think we are hitting close to 50 losses for him.

I have been listening to different sources all day long and while the Dairy farmers may have gotten off easy, the Auto sector doesn't appear to be so lucky.

All countries now have to ratify it and this may all be unravelled, not just by Canadas election, but other countries have upcoming elections as well, and throw in the US Congress and this deal maybe be dead before the ink dries.

Here is what the countries papers have to say on the subject -

Canada: ... -1.3257070

USA: ... index.html

Mexico - I am trying to find an article from a Mexican news source, will post a link when I come up with one.

Japan - ... hM34peLT5s

Singapore - ... 71672.html

Vietnam - ... hopes.html

New Zealand - ... d=11524704

Australia - ... k20h9.html

Malaysia - ... 71844.html

Brunei - ... -interests

Peru - ... 78437.aspx

Chile - ... p-started/

Re: TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:10 pm
by CielOnTap
I found a link for an English language newspaper in Mexico-the Mexican President is keen on the TPP:

Re: TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:39 pm
by CielOnTap
From Canada's perspective-letters covering agreements on goods and services:

OTTAWA—Canada has signed almost two dozen side letters with its trading partners in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including an agreement with the United States to combat illicit trade.

Canada also signed a side agreement with Japan that appears to protect the exports of British Columbia logs, a key sticking point between those countries in the multi-layered negotiations.

The letters were released as the text of the broader TPP agreement, finalized Oct. 5 between a dozen Pacific Rim countries, was also publicly released Thursday.

On a New Zealand website (Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade), the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement was posted.

Re: TPP - Trans Pacific Partnership

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:56 pm
by burnt fare
Have to ask-how many people have spent the required time to read every word of this agreement? Or talked with neighbors and pals about what the agreement's benefits or disadvantages? Businesses want easier rules and less redtape but somehow I think there will be more paperwork and less oops allowed-you know when rules are new, some mistakes are made. I get the general impression there won't be a transition period to allow all signatories time to adjust to new rules but be quick to complain/file and seek $$$$. Just my five dollars' worth of thinking.

Maybe we need international barbecue nights to hash things out.