TPPA Resources 2012
The following resources are available. They are comprised of links to websites of other Civil Society organisations involved in the campaign, offiical government websites on the TPPA from various countries involved and documents available on our website.
Please check back to this page on a regular basis as documents and links will be constantly updated during the camapign.
The page is broken into the following sections:
- AFTINET Documents
- Audio and Video Files
- Websites of Civil Societies and Supporters
- Information Websites
- Government Websites
- Civil Society Documents
- Official Documents - includes links to leaked documents
Other resource related pages on this website:
To look at the resouce just select the link above:
AFTINET Community Education Leaflets:
Copy of Community Education Leaflet - "Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Don't Trade Away Health". (UPDATED - FEB 2012)
Copy of Community Education Leaflet - "Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement: Workers' Right, not Corporate Rights" .
Copy of Community Education Leaflet - “Resurrecting the US Free Trade Agreement: what US business wants from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and what we can do about it”.
Order Form for “Resurrecting the US Free Trade Agreement: what US business wants from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and what we can do about it”.
Updated chart on US proposals which impact on health. - March 2012.
Media Release: UNITED STATES UNDERMINES ACCESS TO MEDICINES IN AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC, joint media release from AFTINET and Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
Briefing Paper - Summary Update for MPs and others September 2012. paper presented to MP's during AFTINET lobby trip September 2011.
Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS): the threat to health, environment and other social regulation.(Paper presented at the Stakeholders Forum, eighth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, September 10, 2011, Chicago, USA.)
AFTINET TPPA Health Impacts Media Release.
The experience of the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement: lessons for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement negotiations. (Paper presented at the Stakeholders Forum, seventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, June 19, 2011, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam )
Australian "Release the Text" Letter.
Media Release for Australian "Release the Text" Letter.
Copy of AFTINET Media Release on 4th Round of TPPA 6th December 2010.
Copy of Joint Statement made on 14th March 2010
Copy of Media Release on 14th March 2010
AFTINET Second Submission to DFAT May 2010
Copy of AFTINET Letter for Individuals to send to Mr Smith
Audio and Video File Resources:
Audio from Civil Society events which occurred in Melbourne from 1-9 March during the TPPA negotiations are being placed onto the web.
The following links are to audio items already loaded. More will be placed on the web during the next week.
TPPA Public Rally Melbourne – 08/03/2012:
TPPA Public Forum Melbourne – 01/03/2012:
TPPA NGO Welcome Drinks, Melbourne – 02/03/2012:
Websites of Civil Societies and Supporters:
The Australian Greens have an ongoing commitment to working with AFTINET and other NGO’s on the Campaign for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The Australian Greens have a Trade Policy Page: http://greensmps.org.au/portfolios/trade
Public Citizen Website for TPPA
Bilaterals.org - Good reference site.
Don't Trade Our Lives Away - focused on India but contains TPP and medicines related information.
Department of Foriegn Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Page for TPPA
United States Trade Representative TPPA Page
Joint International Civil Society Documents:
Media Release calling for "Release the Text" and outlining civil society demands.
International health Group letter calling for Medicines Safe Gaurds in the TPPA.
Potential Financial Services Chapter February 2011.
Potential Financial Services Chapter Analysis February 2011.
Media Release on Potential Financial Services Chapter and Analysis February 2011.
Potential Investment Chapter and Analysis February 2011.
Media Release on Potential Investment Chapter and Analysis February 2011.
Joint Australian and New Zealand civil society letter on Investment December 2011.
Copy of Joint Media Release and Trans Tasman letter to Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and John Kay from more than 50 Australian and New Zealand organisations 3rd December 2010.
Copy of Chile Release the Text Letter. (Note: Spanish)
Copy of Malaysia Release the Text Letter.
Copy of New Zealand Release the Text Letter.
Copy of United States Release the Text Letter.
Letter to President Obama from Public Citizen
Public Citizen Comment (Submission) on the TPPA
Joint Union call for new approach to Investment Chapter in TPPA.
Joint Union Statement March 2010
Joint Union Call for Transparency May 2010
The Australian Greens have an ongoing commitment to working with AFTINET and other NGO’s on the Campaign for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The Australian Greens Trade Policy Page is: http://greensmps.org.au/portfolios/trade
Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, asked some interesting questions recently on the TPPA. The following links directly to both a text and audio version of the exchange in the Senate. Is the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiation dead in the water? – 13/03/12. http://greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/trans-pacific-partnership-negotiation-dead-water and in audio format: http://greensmps.org.au/content/audio/question-investor-state-dispute-settlement-trans-pacific-partnership
The Australian Greens are currently running a letter campaign to the Prime Minister to have the text released. Make the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement text public – 09/03/12 http://greensmps.org.au/content/petition/make-trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-text-public
Australian Greens Member of Parliament, Adam Bandt, addressed the TPPA Public Rally held in Melbourne on 8th March 2012. A transcript of Adam’s speech is available from his website: http://adam-bandt.greensmps.org.au/content/speeches/trans-pacific-partnership-agreement-rally-speech-%E2%80%93-8-march
Analysis and Copy of leaked New Zealand Intellectual Property Rights Paper:
Public Citizen Press Release: Leaked New Zealand Paper Challenges U.S. & Big Pharma in Trans-Pacific Trade Negotiations; Access to Medicines at Stake <http://citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4687&frcrld=1
Packet Summary and Memo to Reporters: TPP, Leaked NZ Paper and Access to Medicines http://citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4688
Leaked New Zealand Paper on Intellectual Property and the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement http://www.citizen.org/documents/NZleakedIPpaper-1.pdf
Third World Network and Public Citizen: Analysis of the Leaked New Zealand Paper. http://citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=4685&frcrld=1
PIJIP: Why the TPP Should Not Include Pharmaceutical Pricing Provisions; Dangers to PHARMAC http://wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/palmedo12042010
RedGE: US-Peru FTA study results: Tariff Reductions Fail to Lower Medicine Costs, While FTA Yields New Medicines Monopolies. http://www.redge.org.pe/sites/all/files/alerta_urgente_medicamentos_0.pdf (An English translation of the Peru study results will soon be available)
U.S. Coalition Letter on the Proposed Trans Pacific Partnership and Global Access to Medicines http://www.citizen.org/documents/TPPaccesstomedicinesandIPsignonletter.pdf
Leading Economist Letter calling for Capital Controls.
Links to Leaked Documents:
Intellectual Prpoerty Rights: http://www.citizenstrade.org/ctc/blog/2011/10/22/leaked-trans-pacific-fta-texts-reveal-u-s-undermining-access-to-medicine/
Copy of Simon Crean's Announcement of TPPA to Parliament
Copy of Simon Crean's Press release announcing the TPPA
Official Call for Comment by USTR
Official USTR Comments recieved Page for TPPA 2009 (Comments are the US term for submissions)
Official USTR Comments recieved Page for TPPA 2010 (Comments are the US term for submissions)
Notification by the USTR to both Houses of Congress - the House of Representatives and the Senate informing of the TPPA
Notification to the House of Representatives that Malaysia will join the TPPA negotiations
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Australia
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - New Zealand
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Chile
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Peru
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Singapore
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Vietnam
Trade Barriers Reports 2010 - Brunei
Letter to President Obama from Members of the US House of Representatives
Letter to President Obama from Congressional Representative David Wu