Latest news about the TPP

April 8, 2014 - Rep. Raul Grijalva and Global Access to Medicines Program Director Maybarduk in the Huffington Post: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is terrible for Public Health (links to

March 14, 2014 - 16 members of Congress write USTR expressing concern over TPP provisions' effect on access to medicines

March 14, 2014 - Sunlight Foundation: How Big Pharma (and others) began lobbying on the Trans-Pacific Partnership before you ever heard of it

February 27, 2014 - Krugman NYT Op-ed: No Big Deal (links to

February 11, 2014 - National Journal: The Last Major Fault Line in the Democratic Party (links to

February 9, 2014 - Contralinea: TPP: adios a los medicamentos genericos (links to

February 3, 2014 - 65,000 Protest TPP in Mexico, See Repeat of NAFTA Mistakes (links to

January 17, 2014 - Several ranking members in Congress send letter to USTR in support of access to medicines in developing countries (links to

January 11, 2014 - HuffingtonPost: Why House Democrats Might Kill Obama's Big Trade Deal (

December 18, 2013 - Washington Post: Obama administration sued over its secretive trade negotiations (

December 9, 2013 - KEI: 6 Members of Congress Write to President Obama on TPP and Access to Health Care, Criticize Closed Door Negotiations (links to

December 9, 2013 - KEI: 29 Organizations and More than 70 Individuals Sign Letter Opposing Life Plus Seventy Year Copyright Term in TPP (links to

December 6, 2013 - Representative Waxman sends letter to USTR expressing strong disagreement with 12 years of data exclusivity in the TPP (links to

December 5, 2013 - Vatican criticizes TRIPS+ and ISDS provisions in FTAs at WTO Ministerial Conference (links to

More Articles on the TPP and Access to Medicines

Updates from TPP Negotiation Rounds

July 15-24, 2013 - Round 18: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

May 15-24, 2013-
Round 17: Lima, Peru

March 4-13, 2013
-Round 16: Singapore

December 2-12, 2012-Round 15: Auckland, New Zealand

Sept. 6-15, 2012-
Round 14: Leesburg, VA, USA

July 2-10, 2012-
Round 13: San Diego, CA, USA

May 8-19, 2012-
Round 12: Dallas, TX, USA

TPP Negotiations Rounds Archive

TPP and Access to Medicines

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed free trade agreement under negotiation between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Leaked documents show the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is pressuring TPP countries to expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and trade away access to medicines. Public Citizen and our partners envision a very different Asia-Pacific region partnership--one that advances pharmaceutical access and innovation simultaneously. Through analysis, and advocacy, we are working to spotlight public health and the knowledge economy at the negotiations and helping countries push back against Big Pharma's corporate influence.

What's New?

   What's New in Wikileaks Text?
   Medical Procedure Patents in the TPP: A Comparative Perspective on the Highly Unpopular U.S. Proposal
   Memo on Timing of Utility
  Factsheet: How the TPP Endangers Access to Knowledge, Technology, and Information

  • The U.S. is now pushing for similar dangerous IP policies across the Atlantic. Public Citizen is working with partners across the U.S. and EU to stop this- Learn More about IP Out of TAFTA 

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Leaked Trade Negotiation Texts and Analysis

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The TPP is being negotiated behind closed doors with the negotiation text kept secret from the public. Find leaked texts and analyses here.

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