The Malaysian Reserve reports that the Malaysian Cabinet has dropped any timeline for finishing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement following a campaign by a coalition of NGOS and the stance of the Malaysian Opposition, who express concerns that the TPP is mainly in the economic, business and geopolitical interests of the United States.
Writing for Canada's The Star, Michael Geist asks whether it matters where you store your electronic data - including your emails, documents and photos.
He is concerned about the potential for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to prohibit governments from implementing privacy protections requiring that data is stored locally. He argues that this represents a privacy risk.
PACER-Plus negotiations towards a free trade agreement involving Australia, New Zealand and 14 of Pacific Island countries are underway this week in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and it is expected that trade in services will be discussed.
However, opening up all service 'markets' in vulnerable economies poses many threats to our island neighbours. Writing for Eureka Street, AFTINET campaigner Jemma Williams explains why.
Three Chilean senators have formally requested a public debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), based on concerns that the agreement may not benefit Chile, is being negotiated in secret, and could reduce access to information on the internet and extend copyrights.
It appears that proposals on state owned enterprises in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could also apply to enterprises at the state government level, which means they could affect our public hospitals.
A number of Australian health organisations and AFTINET have sent a letter to Trade Minister Richard Marles outlining our concerns that the TPPA could affect the operation of public hospitals and asking that public hospitals be clearly excluded from these proposals.
Six nations, including Australia, have pushed against US pressure to extend patent rights on medicines in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), according to an article published by the Sunday Star Times.
The US led proposal could delay the entry of generic medicines into the market and undermine the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
Deborah Gleeson and Paula O'Brien express their concerns about the proposed new rules for alcohol labelling under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on The Conversation
These could prevent the implementation of effective health warnings on alcohol products, including warnings related to consumption during pregnancy.
Senator Abdul Shukor Mohd Sultan has called on the Malaysian government to make the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations public in order to allow feedback from the people.
He said the people had the right to know the details of the agreement as it would affect their cost of living.
"Why won't the government disclose the TTPA talks to the public? Is it too technical? Even the senators have not been provided with any information on it for our debates. Why the secrecy?"