Submission to the JSCOT Inquiry on the TPP
29 March 2016
AFTINET's submission to the JSCOT inquiry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership advocates for changes to the trade agreement process and the need for independent studies of the TPP. It also critically analyses the TPP text on foreign investor rights to sue governments (ISDS), stronger monopolies and higher prices for biologic medicines, temporary workers, labour rights, the environment and future restrictions on food labelling standards.
Our assessment of the costs and benefits of the TPP concludes that the TPP is not in the public interest and asks the committee to recommend against the implementing legislation.
You can also read other submissions via the committee's website here.