Thursday, 3 October 2013
"Obama To Fast Track TPP This Week"
"What Does The TPP Mean For The World?"
Know much about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? If you don't, it's not your fault. According to Zoë Carpenter (The Nation), Congress hasn't heard much about TPP either. That's because this so-called "free trade" agreement is being negotiated in "extreme" secrecy by representatives of twelve different countries—the United States, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. Carpenter says that the Obama administration has ignored "repeated calls from legislators to make the process more transparent, while pressing to finalize the agreement this year."