49 community organisations ask Labor politicians to oppose TPP-11 implementing legislation

August 3, 2018: 49 community organisations have written to ALP parliamentarians asking them to vote against the TPP-11 implementing legislation.

The letter explains that, following the US withdrawal from the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-12), a rebadged version of the agreement has emerged, known as the TPP-11. The TPP-11 suspends, but does not delete, some of the worst clauses on longer monopolies on biologic medicines, but these could be resurrected if the US returns to the agreement.  The TPP-11 still contains the following provisions, all of which contradict Labor’s Trade Policy Platform:

The letter asks Labor MPs to vote against the TPP-11 implementing legislation when it comes before the parliament in the coming months.