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Trade Policy and Access to Medicine

by Arthur Stamoulis
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

The TPP’s Threats to Public Health 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade and investment pact currently under negotiation between the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.  It is also specifically intended as a “docking agreement” that other countries would join over time, with Japan, Korea, China and others already expressing some interest.  U.S. negotiators are pushing to complete the TPP as soon as possible. 

NEGOTIATIONS ARE HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ON PUBLIC HEALTH

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