The original TPP-12 failed because its corporate agenda was faced opposition in most TPP countries, especially the US. But global corporations and some governments, including the Australian government have resurrected the TPP 11 and are pushing to repeat the same failed model in other trade agreements First in line is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
But is the RCEP just the TPP by another name? Read our explainer here.
Learn more about the key issues in the RCEP:
- Video: Dr Pat Ranald introduces the RCEP (AFTINET, March 2017)
- Why are small-scale farmers protesting the RCEP? (AFTINET, 4 Mar 2017)
- RCEP: copyright provisions could ‘stifle creativity' (AFTINET, 2 Mar 2017)
- Time for progressive fair trade policies (Dr Patricia Ranald in the Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 25 2017)
- The hidden costs of RCEP and corporate trade deals in Asia (Report by Transnational Institute et al, 8 Dec 2016)
- MSF (Doctors without Borders) briefing on RCEP threats to affordable medicines
- On World AIDS Day, threat to access to medicines looms large (MSF's Shailly Gupta in the Jakarta Post, 2 Dec 2016)
- Don’t repeat the failures of the TPP in other agreements (Dr Patricia Ranald in the Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Nov 2016)
- And you thought the TPP was secret. The RCEP is even worse (The Age’s Economics Editor Peter Martin in Fairfax Media, 5 Nov 2016)
- Online video forum ‘Lives on the Line’, with speakers from AFTINET and Doctors Without Borders. (Oct 18, 2016)