Media Release, September 9 2016: “We are alarmed by reports that US Senate Finance Committee Orrin Hatch says the US administration has “made progress” in talks with Australia and other TPP countries to find a way to increase data protection for costly lifesaving biologic drugs from eight years in the current TPP text to twelve years,” said Dr Patricia Ranald, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network.
September 6, 2016: Professor Roman Grynberg, former long-time trade advisor at the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat, says Pacific parliaments should NOT ratify the proposed PACER Plus trade deal with Australia and New Zealand,
Media Release, September 2 2016: More than sixty civil society organisations covering all sixteen Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries have called for meaningful stakeholder engagement after they were locked out the latest negotiating round in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Read more.
MEDIA RELEASE, 31 August 2016: Sixty diverse community organisations representing more than two million Australians have endorsed a letter to parliamentarians asking for a Senate Inquiry before Parliament votes on the TPP implementing legislation. Read more.