Sat Nov 24, 2012, 11:49 PM
SHRED (11,211 posts)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: This Is What Corporate Governance Looks Like
In 2008, the United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab announced the U.S. entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks as “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” Originating in 2005 as a “Strategic Economic Partnership” between a few select Pacific countries, the TPP has, as of October 2012, expanded to include 11 nations in total: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of several more joining in the future.
What makes the TPP unique is not simply the fact that it may be the largest “free trade agreement” ever negotiated, nor even the fact that only two of its roughly 26 articles actually deal with “trade,” but that it is also the most secretive trade negotiations in history, with no public oversight, input, or consultations.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 02:49 AM
Bozita (26,955 posts)
3. “a pathway to broader Asia-Pacific regional economic integration.” - translation: ...
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