Indonesian official says no TPP in the RCEP
23 March 2017: The chief RCEP negotiator has urged members to avoid introducing TPP clauses into the deal.
“My immediate response is simply don’t TPP-enize this RCEP,” Iman Pambagyo, RCEP trade negotiating committee chief told Bloomberg.
Some RCEP countries, including Australia, are seeking to revive the TPP by pushing to import damaging clauses from the failed deal, including proposals for stronger medicine monopolies and investor rights to sue governments.
Read more: Is the RCEP the TPP by another name?
Take action: Send a message to Trade Minister Steve Ciobo urging him not to use the failed TPP as a model for the RCEP.