US accused of war of attrition in TPP trade talks


The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age today published the article 'US accused of war of attrition in Trade Talks'', by Peter Martin.

"Reports from the talks say US officials are refusing to budge on most of their demands, insisting that meetings go around the clock in the hope that they wear other countries negotiations down."

"“What is happening is not a negotiation,” said Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade Network. “The United States is dictating the terms and it seems the Australian Government is not prepared to join other governments which are resisting these demands”."