TPP text favours corporate rights

Media Release November 5, 2015

“Preliminary analysis of the thousands of pages of the main chapters of the TPP text show that community campaigns pressured governments to resist some of the most extreme corporate proposals in previous leaked drafts.  But there are still devils in the detail on medicine monopolies, investor rights to sue governments and copyright monopolies. These show that the agreement still strengthens corporate rights at the expense of consumers and citizens, which is the opposite of ‘free’ trade,” Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network said today. Read full release here.