In response to the release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) text has confirmed many of our fears: the deal is weighted heavily in favour of corporations and will have a profound negative effect on vital public services. Because the text remained secret throughout negotiations, unions and civil society have had to rely on leaked chapters and hearsay evidence in order to play any part in the deal.
Meanwhile, through their huge lobbying power, corporations have been able to see some of their key areas of interest included in the deal. While the full 1,600 pages of legal text is still being analysed, preliminary analysis is worrying.