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Stiglitz says TPP threatens health, environment laws and Paris accord

January 10, 2016: Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz writes that the TPP faces an uphill battle for US ratification, opposed  by all  leading Democratic presidential candidates and many  Republicans. The TPP severely constrains environmental, health, and safety regulation, and even financial regulations with significant macroeconomic impacts.

Mining company suit against US government tar sands decision shows TPP threat

January 9, 2016: The  Huffington Post reports that just two months after the Obama administration rejected TransCanada's bid to build the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline - a landmark victory for the movement to keep fossil fuels in the ground - the Canadian corporation announced it will retaliate by using ISDS in NAFTA, a TPP-like trade deal,

ISDS problems remain in TPP despite Philip Morris defeat

December 21, 2015 Kyla Tienhaara's opinion piece in the Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald and other Fairfax media welcomes the defeat of the Philip Morris ISDS case against Australia, but explains why ISDS in the TPP could still result in future cases against other health or environmental laws. Dr Patricia Ranald answers corporate law defenders of ISDS quoted on the ABC website.

US official Labor Report slams TPP

December 2, 2015:The official US Labor Advisory Committee Report  on the TPP   concludes "Trade rules that enhance the already formidable economic and political power of global corporations—including investor-to-state dispute settlement, excessive monopoly rights for pharmaceutical products, and deregulatory financial services and sanitary and phyto-sanitary rules—will continue to undermine worker bargaining power, here and abroad, as well as weaken democratic processes and regulatory capacity across all 12 TPP countries."

TPP text: detailed analysis

The TPP text of 30 chapters and thousands of pages was released on November 5, 2016. 

See AFTINET's submission to the JSCOT Inquiry on the TPP here (March 2016)

There is longer analysis on investor rights, medicine prices national regulation of medicines alcohol labelling, the  environmentlabor rightscopyrighttrade in serviceselectronic commerce and financial services.

For shorter summaries see AFTINET's latest TPP flyer, a short summary of the TPP's impacts on four key areas, a summary on investor rights, and our explainer article TPP: What you need to know & what you can do about it. There is also a short summary video or full video of our November 2015 TPP forum. 

Last updated: March 2016