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  • Proposed Trans-Pacific trade deal ignites fears of job losses

    LEESBURG, Va. -- With 1,350 employees in its five U.S. factories, New Balance is proud that it still produces 7 million pairs of shoes each year at its plants in Maine and Massachusetts, the last major athletic footwear company that still has manufacturing jobs in the United States.

  • Philippines: Competition could push country’s TPP entry

    A REVIEW of the possible benefits of joining the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will be accelerated by the Philippines now that negotiations for Mexico and Canada’s entry have picked up.

  • Trans-Pacific trade pact would kill more jobs

    You don't have to blame mainstream media or be outright paranoid to think there must be a news blackout about the newest scheme by corporations trying to grease another way to move jobs overseas and move money around the world.

  • Joint Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

    Joint Statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australian Greens, Green Party of Canada) As the Green parliamentary political parties of three nations whose governments are currently in the process.

  • TPP Draft: US proposal on copyright's limits

    Late Friday, a few short paragraphs of text were leaked that revealed something of the terms on fair use being negotiated in secret by the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a treaty currently being negotiated by nine Pacific Rim countries seeking to establish a new free-trade agreement on many issues, including intellectual property. The next negotiating round is set for early September in Leesburg, Virginia.

  • Malaysia says no to TPP

    KUALA LUMPUR (August 7, 2012): Malaysia is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) which seeks to extend the patent periods of medicines by foreign companies.

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership expands

    After expressing their wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in November last year, Canada, Japan and Mexico conducted extensive behind-the-scenes lobbying for the favored invitations to be included in the current negotiations for this expanding Asia-Pacific free-trade pact.

  • USTR To Hold Off On TPP Tobacco Proposal As Opposition Intensifies

    In the face of intense criticism from business groups and members of Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will once again hold off on tabling its proposal to provide a "safe harbor" for tobacco regulations at the thirteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which are slated to begin on July 2 in San Diego.

  • USTR Holding Off On Tabling Key Access To Medicines Details In TPP

    At the thirteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which kicks off next week in San Diego, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will once again refrain from tabling the most important missing pieces from its controversial access to medicines proposal. When it comes to intellectual property rights, USTR is expected to focus the group discussions on less controversial areas, including copyrights and general IPR provisions, sources said.

  • USTR Confirms Objections On Enforceability In TPP Environment Talks

    An official from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative this week confirmed that the U.S. is facing opposition from other countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks (TPP) on its proposal to make environmental commitments fully enforceable under the same dispute settlement mechanism as commercial obligations.