Archive for the ‘Trade/Foreign Policy’ Category

Pls read and summarize…

November 5th, 2015

Well, we asked for…we got it. Here’s the text of the TPP. Those of us who said we couldn’t take an informed stand on the agreement until we read it, while grousing about the secrecy of the drafting, must now slog through the damn thing. And man, it’s no picnic. So pls, tap your inner trade lawyer… Read more

Making sense of the TPP: Don’t confuse trade with trade deals.

October 6th, 2015

After years of negotiating, the Trans Pacific Partnership, a 30 chapter, 12 country trade agreement that’s been in the works for years, was signed yesterday by participating countries. Trade negotiators from the US, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam resolved long-standing differences on tariffs, dispute procedures, labor and environmental rights, intellectual property/patents, and much… Read more