Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Archive


October 24, 2014 - Peter Whish-Wilson: Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement negotiations are about trading away the National Interest

October 24, 2014 - The Conversation: Copyright in the Trans-Pacific Partnership echoes past mistakes

October 24, 2014 - News 9 Finance: Government secrecy will mean higher medicine costs: Choice

October 22, 2014 - International Business Times: Critics Say Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Favors Big Pharma, Forgets Patients

October 21, 2014 - The Economic Populist: Wikileaks Exposes Trans-Pacific Partnership as Bad Trade Deal Again

October 17, 2014 - The Pharma Letter: New WikiLeaks revelations on Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Text

October 17, 2014 - The Daily Report: Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk interviewed about the leaked TPP IP chapter (fast-forward to 29:06)

October 17, 2014 - Forbes: Latest TPP Leak Reveals Even Harsher Copyright Rules

October 17, 2014 - IP-Watch: Leaked TPP Draft Reveals Extreme Rights Holder Position Of US, Japan, Outraged Observers Say

October 16, 2014 - Reuters: Medicine prices at risk under Pacific trade draft: critics

October 16, 2014 - RT: WikiLeaks: US pushes to extend drug monopolies in secret proposed trade deal

October 16, 2014 - TorrentFreak: Leaked TPP Draft Reveals Tough Anti-Piracy Measures

October 16, 2014 - The Daily Dot: The TPP may endanger world health, newly leaked chapter shows

October 16, 2014 - Wall Street Journal: Trade Talk Documents Suggest Access to Medicines May Become Harder

October 16, 2014 - TechDirt: Latest Intellectual Property Chapter Of TPP Agreement Leaked: Would Be A Disaster For Public Health

October 16, 2014 - Public Citizen analyses of the new WikiLeaks TPP IP text

August 4, 2014-Inside US Trade: Leaked TPP Paper on Drug IP Landing Zones Shows Extent of Divisions (links to infojustice.org)

July 14, 2014
- MSF: TPP: Still a Terrible Deal for Poor People's Health(links to huffingtonpost.com)

July 7, 2014 - Op-ed: The TPP could be a blow to public health (links to ottawacitizen.com)

May 7, 2014- AFL-CIO Emerging trade agreement would make drugs less affordable (links to aflcio.org)

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

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 nytimes.com)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 keionline.org)

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

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

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

December 2, 2013 - Tech Dirt: Lobbyist Insists His Meeting About 'TPP IP Issues' Wasn't about TPP IP Issues

December 1, 2013 - Aljazeera America: US push on intellectual property conflicts with international norms

November 28, 2013 - Article 19: Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: Intellectual Property Chapter

November 27, 2013 - US's Proposed TPP Transition Period for Middle-Income Parties is Fools Gold (links to healthgap.org)

November 26, 2013 - Washington Post: Here's why Obama trade negotiators push the interests of Hollywood and drug companies (links to washingtonpost.com)

November 24, 2013 - The Globe and Mail: Canada must learn from NAFTA legal battles (links to theglobeandmail.com)

November 24, 2013 - Scoop: Outrageous US bullying on IP and Health at TPPA Talks (links to scoop.co.nz)

November 22, 2013 - HuffingtonPost: For Free Trade's Sake, Get IP Out of TPP (links to huffingtonpost.com)

November 19, 2013 - La Jornada: Guajardo y el ATP

November 19, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune: Trade talks open in Utah, but secrecy spurs protests

November 19, 2013 - Huffington Post: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Runs Into Serious Resistance Due to Public Scrutiny (links to huffingtonpost.com)

November 19, 2013 - Public Citizen joined EFF, KEI, Techdirt, and OpenMedia to answer questions on a Reddit AMA: After the WikiLeaks release: what is the TPP?

November 19, 2013 - MSF/Doctors Without Borders: Access to medicines in grave danger as Trans-Pacific Partnership talks continue (links to msfaccess.org)

November 15, 2013 - The Washington Post: Five key questions - and answers - about the leaked TPP text

November 14, 2013 - The Washington Post: Leaked Treaty is a Hollywood wish list. Could it derail Obama['s trade agenda?

November 14, 2013 - Infojustice.org: Law Professors Call for Public Process for Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Chapter

November 13, 2013 - McClatchy DC: Critics say U.S. is going too far to protect drug companies in trade talks

November 13, 2013 - Public Citizen: Leaked Documents Reveal Obama Administration Push for Internet Freedom Limits, Terms That Raise Drug Prices in Closed-Door Trade Talks

November 12, 2013 - The New York Times: House Stalls Trade Pact Momentum

November 11, 2013 - The Guardian: Want 'free trade'? Open the medical and drug industry to competition

November 8, 2013 - Eyes on Trade: 38 Million Retirees Join Workers and Consumers to Say No to "Trade" Deal Terms that Would Make Medicine More Expensive (links to citizen.typepad.com)

November 7, 2013 - EFF: How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can't Read?

October 31, 2013 - Tempo.co: Impacts of TPP on Indonesia

October 28, 2013 - Global Post: TPP countries to speed up talks on intellectual property

October 28, 2013 - The Japan Times: TPP talks bog down over intellectual property rights

October 24, 2013 - Global Post: ADB voices concern over TPP agenda

October 24, 2013 - NHK World: TPP Intellectual property talks begin in Tokyo

October 23, 2013 - Global Times:TPP countries to meet over intellectual property in Tokyo

October 23, 2013 - The Hill: AARP warns trade deal could lock in high drug prices

October 21, 2013 - Global Times: Trade deal may come at expense of sovereignty

October 11, 2013 - Viet Nam News: TPP parties target end of year agreement

October 10, 2013 - The Hill: Drug makers try to outflank White House in trade agreement

October 9, 2013 - APRN: APRN calls on governments to drop destructive free trade deal

October 6, 2013 - infojustice.org: Skepticism Rises that TPP Will Conclude by End of the Year; Little Progress Made on IP and Access to Medicines

October 5, 2013 - Kyodo News International: TPP members mulling less strict standards for developing economies

October 3, 2013 - Access Campaign: Governments in Trans-Pacific trade deal urged to reject political trade-offs harmful to access to medicines

September 21, 2013 - globalpost: U.S., Japan mull joint TPP proposal on 2-track drug patent protection

September 13, 2013 - Sen. Brown urges Obama Administration to reconsider tobacco proposal that could undermine public health efforts

September 11, 2013 - The Sun Daily: Malaysia seeks support to exclude tobacco from TPP

September 6, 2013 - nature: Trade deal to curb generic-drug use

August 26, 2013 - Sydney Morning Herald: Tobacco clause might burn free trade agreement (www.smh.com.au)

August 24, 2013 - The New Zealand Herald: US: Won't rush into Pacific trade pact (www.nzherald.co.nz)

August 23, 2013 - Eyes on Trade: Bloomberg, Health Experts Denounce Obama's Gift to Big Tobacco in the TPP (links to citizen.typepad.com)

August 23, 2013 - Politico: Tobacco plan puts US Trade Representative in cross-fire (links to politico.com)

August 23, 2013 - The New York Times: Why is Obama Caving on Tobacco? (links to nytimes.com)

August 22, 2013 - Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission sends letter to USTR expressing deep concerns with tobacco proposal (www.maine.gov)

August 9, 2013 - Mondaq: United States: TPP, TTIP, And Congress: The Elephant In The Room (links to mondaq.com)

August 5, 2013 - Bangkok Post: Covert partnership deal has huge destructive potential (links to bangkokpost.com)

July 28, 2013 - The Star Online: It is still a bitter pill to swallow. (links to thestar.com.my)

July 28, 2013 - Sunday Star Times: Six-nation TPP bloc rallies against US (pdf)

July 24, 2013 - Free Malaysia Today: Musa: ‘Engage all stakeholders in TPPA talks’ (links to freemalaysiatoday.com)

July 21, 2013 - Financial Times: Drug groups set for TPP trade clash (links to ft.com)

July 18, 2013 - World Trade Online: U.S. Moves Toward Promoting 12-Year Protections For Biologics In TPP (links to insidetrade.com)

July 17, 2013 - Ministry of International Trade and Industry: Malaysia Yet To Decide On TPPA - Mustapa (links to miti.gov.my)

July 16, 2013 - MSF: MSF Open Letter to TPP Countries: Don't Trade Away Health (links to doctorswithoutborders.org)

July 15, 2013 - MSF Access Campaign: Trans-Pacific trade agreement could choke off patient access to affordable generic medicines (links to msfaccess.org)

July 14, 2013 - The New York Times: How Intellectual Property Reinforces Inequality (links to nytimes.com)

July 12, 2013 - New Straits Time: TPP will be another bad pact (links to nst.com)

July 11, 2013 - Eurasia Review: TPPA: A Reply To MITI – OpEd (links to eurasiareview.com)

July 11, 2013 - The Malaysian Insider: MTEM opposes TPPA over increased business competition, higher drug prices (links to themalaysianinsider.com)

July 10, 2013 - The Malaysian Insider: Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will see medicine price hike, MP warns (links to themalaysianinsider.com)

July 4, 2013 - Project Syndicate: The Free-Trade Charade (links to project-syndicate.org)

July 3, 2013 - MSF Access Campaign: Trans-Pacific trade deal threatens access to affordable medicines (links to msfaccess.org)

July 3, 2013 - The Washington Post:Activists warn Pacific trade pact will have chilling effect on access to affordable medicine (links to washingtonpost.com)

July 1, 2013 - International AIDS Society: Statement from Françoise Barré Sinoussi and Chris Beyrer on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Access to Medicines (TPP) (links to iasociety.com)

July 1, 2013 - The Star: TPP affecting health policies? (links to thestar.com)

June 18, 2013 - Info Justice: Sen. Warren Asks Froman to Release the Negotiating Text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (links to infojustice.org)

June 18, 2013 - Huffington Post: Alan Grayson on Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Secrecy Hides 'Assault on Democratic Government' (links to huffingtonpost.com)

June, 2013 - International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: El Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico en la política comercial chilena (links to ictsd.org)

June 2, 2013 - Scoop: Chile's ex-chief negotiator drops a bombshell on TPPA (links to scoop.co.nz)

June 2, 2013 - The New York Times: Obama's Covert Trade Deal (links to nytimes.com)

May 31, 2013 - CQ Roll Call: Worlds Apart: Making Sure Trade Policies Improve Global Health (links to rollcall.com)

May 23, 2013 - Naked Capitalism: Chile's Recent Lead Negotiator on Trans-Pacific Partnership Warns It Could Be a "Threat to Our Countries" (links to nakedcapitalism.com)

May 17, 2013 - Info Justice: Trans Pacific Partnership Negotiations and the Controversial Issue of Pharmaceutical Test Data Protection (links to infojutice.org)

May 16, 2013 - ONG Derechos Digitales: Ex jefe de negociaciones del TPP pide una posición firme y no integrarse al tratado "de calquier manera" (links to derechosdigitales.org)

May 15, 2013 - Malaysian Medical Resources: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement – potentially serious repercussions for Malaysia (links to new.medicine.com)

May 6, 2013 - The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences: Access to medicines key to reducing asthma attacks (links to fmhs.auckland.ac.nz)

April 25, 2013 - El Espectator: Nueva amenaza para la libertad en internet (links to elspectador.com)

April 15, 2013 - -Caixin Online: 泛太平洋伙伴关系(TPP)将危及发展中国家的药物可及性 (links to jiaping.blog.caixin.com)

April 14, 2012 - Global Research: Malaysia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Malaysians must Reject the U.S. Trade Deal (links to globalresearch.org)

April 12, 2013 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics: The High Price of 'Free Trade': US Trade Agreements and Access to Medicines

April 9, 2013 - The Sydney Morning Herald: Generic drugs a key to the curing of budgetary ills (links to smh.com.au)

April 1, 2013 - Analysis: India’s Supreme Court Upholds Strict Patent Standards and Patients’ Right to Access to Affordable Medicines; Court dismisses unmeritorious court challenge by drug giant

April 1, 2013 - Patent's defeat in India is Key Victory for Generic Drugs

March 27, 2013 - Truthout: TransPacific Partnership Will Undermine Democracy, Empower Transnational Corporations (links to truth-out.org)

March 17, 2013 - The Nation: Avoid Mistakes of the West: Stiglitz (links to nationmultimedia.com)

March 17, 2013 - Bangkok Post: Stiglitz warns not to expect a quick global recovery (links to bangkokpost.com)

March 14, 2013 - IP Watch: IPRs Among "Most Challenging" Issues As TPP Talks Accelerate (links to ip-watch.org)

March 13, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: TPP Countries Will Not Discuss New Pharmaceutical IPR Text at Next Round (links to wtonewsstand.com)

March, 2013 - Doctors Without Borders Access Briefing 2013: Trading Away Health: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (links to citizen.org)

March 8, 2013 - TPP Countries Poised to Revisit U.S. Access to Medicines Proposal (Inside U.S. Trade)

March 4, 2013 - Doctors Without Borders: Press Release: As Clock Ticks Towards Trans-Pacific Pact Deadline, U.S. Must End Stall Tactics on Access to Medicines (links to citizen.org)

March 4, 2013 - Public Citizen: Press Release: Ahead of Singapore Round of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations, U.S. Public Opposition to Deal Grows (links to citizen.typepad.com)

March 1, 2013 - The Lancet: Emerging threats to public health from regional trade agreements (links to thelancet.com)

February 23, 2013 - Reforma: Piden asegurar acceso a medicinas (links to reforma.com)

January 29, 2013 - Resolution No. 65,995-N.S. adopted by the Berkeley City Council opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

January 24, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: Chamber Urges Administration To Begin Talks With Congress (links to insidetrade.com)

January 24, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: TPA Will Be 'Top Priority' For Nunes as Chairman Of Trade Subcommittee (links to insidetrade.com)

January 22, 2013 - Human Rights Geek: "The Side Room": Mexico's group of lobbyists with special access to the secret TPP (links to english.humanrightsgeek.com)

January 18, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: Administration Intensifies TPP Patent Review, But Could Take Months (links to wtonewsstand.com)

January 17, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: Public Citizen Casts Doubt On Structure, Results of Peterson TPP Study (links to insidetrade.com)

January 11, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: New Leaders In Tokyo, Seoul Unlikely To Be Active On Trade In Near Term (links to wtonewstand.com)

January 10, 2013 - Eyes on Trade Blog: A Shiny Quarter per Day: New TPP Study Uses Sweeping Assumptions to Project Tiny Benefit (links to citizen.typepad.com)

January 9, 2013 - Wall Street Journal: The TPP would be a bitter pill (links to online.wsj.com)

January 9, 2013 - Inside U.S. Trade: TPP Countries Aiming to Table Remaining Proposals Soon, USTR Says (links to insidetrade.com)

January 8, 2013 - Economist Intelligence Unit: Thailand pharma: FTA fears (links to viewswire.eiu.com)

December 18, 2012 - Dawson Strat: The Problem of Patent Protections (links to dawsonstrat.com)

December 12, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: TPP Countries Signal New Proposals To Counter U.S. SOE, IPR Demands (links to wtonewsstand.com)

December 12, 2012 - Open Media: The Trade Disagreement: Opposition Grows to Controversial Treaty (links to openmedianow.net)

December 11, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: Observers: Early Deadlines For New Proposals, Technical Work Critical for 2013 TPP Conclusion (links to wtonewsstand.com)

December 11, 2012 - Electronic Frontier Foundation: As Digital Rights Advocates Mobilize Around the TPP Negotiations, Process Becomes Even Less Transparent (links to eff.org)

December 11, 2012 - Triangle TV interview with Lori Wallach about the TPP (links to livenews.co.nz)

December 10, 2012 - The New Zealand Herald: Copyright Clampdown (links to nzherald.co.nz)

December 7, 2012 - Scoop: Press Release from Jane Kelsey: "TPP a threat to democracy", delivery at rally tomorrow (links to scoop.co.nz)

December 7, 2012 - Australian Radio 95bFM interview with Krista Cox of Knowledge Ecology International about the leaked IP texts of the TPP

December 6, 2012 - TPP vs. RCEP: A new Washington-Beijing tug-of-war? (links to nationmultimedia.com)

December 5, 2012 - Al Jazeera: Will the Pacific trade deal protect workers? (links to aljazeera.com)

December 5, 2012 - U.S. Failure to Table Patent Proposal Could Hinder IPR Progress (links to wtonewsstand.com)

December 5, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: TPP Members Expected to Hold Three Full Rounds In 2013 Ahead Of APEC (links to insidetrade.com)

December 5, 2012 - Open Society Foundations blog post by Access to Medicines Director Peter Maybarduk: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Closed Negotiations Against the Open Knowledge Economy

December 4, 2012 - Press Release: Digital Rights and Health Experts Frustrated by New Rule to Shut Out Civil Society from TPP Negotiation Venue

December 4, 2012 - NZ City: TPP opponents gain an ally (links to home.nzcity.co.nz)

December 3, 2012 - TV NZ: Auckland TPP trade talks spark protest (links to tvnz.co.nz)

December 3, 2012 - 3 News: War of words in TPP public perception battle (links to 3news.co.nz)

December 3, 2012 - Bangkok Post: Govt urged to clarify policy on trade talks (links to bangkokpost.com)

December 2, 2012 - 3 News: Trans-Pacific Partnership secrecy draws critics (links to 3news.co.nz)

December 2, 2012 - Scoop: Press Release by Jane Kelsey: Poll shows most NZers want to end secret TPPA negotiations (links to scoop.co.nz)

November 20, 2012 - The New Zealand Herald: NZ joins rival trade deal as US ups ante (links to nzherald.co.nz)

November 19, 2012 - The Nation: Long road to joining TPP negotiations (links to nationmultimedia.com)

November 17, 2012 - Bangkok Post: Yingluck: TPP 'not on agenda' (links to bangkokpost.com)

November 11, 2012 - Pharmac Annual Report: Pharmac says its work has saved district health boards more than $5 billion over the past 12 years

November 9, 2012 - Leesburg Patch: Letter to the Editor by Access to Medicines Director Peter Maybarduk: Medicines Monopoly (links to leesburg.patch.com)

October 23, 2012 - Salon: Trans-Pacific Partnership: The biggest trade deal you've never heard of (links to salon.com)

October 12, 2012 - Charlotte Observer: Trade deal, good for jobs, feared bad for AIDS fight (links to charlotteobserver.com)

October 9, 2012 - Wall Street Journal: Letter to the Editor by Access To Medicines Director, Peter Maybarduk: Compassion, Risk and IP Protection

October 8, 2012 - Consumers International Blog: The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens hard-won consumer rights in Asia and the Americas (links to consumersinternational.blogspot.com)

October 1, 2012 - U.S. Green Party press release: U.S. Green Party signs international Green statement against "secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership pact (links to gp.org)

October 1, 2012 - Intellectual Property Watch: On TPP Secrecy, US and Five Others Decline to Answer UN (links to ip-watch.org)

September 26, 2012 - Public Citizen's Global Access To Medicine Program: Comparative Table of Patent Linkage Provisions in U.S. Free Trade Agreements and the U.S. Proposal to the Trans-Pacific (TPP) Agreement

September 18, 2012 - Open Media: U.S. patent office censors access to Internet freedom websites (links to openmedianow.net)

September 18, 2012 - Knowledge Ecology International: USPTO blocks web access to "Political/Activist Groups" including KEI, ACLU, EFF, Public Citizen, Redstate, Daily Kos (links to keionline.org)

September 17, 2012 - NewsStand: U.S. Tables TPP Drug Pricing Proposal; Still Mulling Other IPR Revisions (links to wtonewsstand.com)

September 13, 2012 - Asia Times: Malaysia risks takeover (links to atimes.com)

September 13, 2012 - IVN: TPP Negotiations Divide Intellectual Property Debate (links to ivn.us)

September 12, 2012 - Chicago Tribune: Asia-Pacific trade talks entering delicate phase: U.S. (links to chicagotribune.com)

September 12, 2012 - Daily Dot: The TPP: A first-hand look at secret international talks that could change the Internet (links to dailydot.com)

September 12, 2012 - -Free Malaysia Today: TPP: America's hidden agenda (links to freemalaysiatoday.com)

September 10, 2012 - Huffington Post: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Drone Strikes on People With AIDS? (links to huffingtonpost.com)

September 9, 2012 - Bloomberg: Protesters Seek Openness at Pacific-Region Trade Pact Talks (links to bloomberg.com)

September 8, 2012 - The Hill: Lawmakers call for openness over Pacific trade deal IP measures (links to thehill.com)

September 7, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: U.S. To Table Refined TPP Drug Pricing Proposal At Leesburg Round (links to wtonewsstand.com)

September 6, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: After 30 Months Of Negotiations, TPP Talks Still Have Long Way To Go (links to wtonewsstand.com)

September 6, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: Key Areas Of TPP Talks At Different Stages After 30 Months Of Effort (links to wtonewsstand.com)

September 6, 2012 - Amnesty International Press Release: TPP Must Not Trade Away Free Speech and Health (links to amnesty.org)

September 6, 2012 - U.S. Congressional Push for Release of TTP Text; US Pressuring Nations Bilaterally?

September 6, 2012 - China Daily: TPP May Drive BRICS Into Action (links to chinadaily.com)

September 5, 2012 - EFF: Congress Members Demand USTR Tell the American People What's Going on With the TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom (links to eff.org)

September 5, 2012 - Telephone Briefing: What TPP Means for Digital Rights and Patients' Rights, listen to Public Citizen's Peter Maybarduk (2:26)

September 4, 2012 - Nature: Trade deal to curb generic-drug use (links to nature.com)

August 30, 2012 - Eyes on Trade: Eight Leading Members of Congress Request Access to TPP Negotiations in Leesburg (links to citizen.typepad.com)

August 29, 2012 - Inside US Trade: Eight House Democrats Ask for 'Observer' Status at Next TPP Round (links to insidetrade.org)

August 29, 2012 - USTR Whittles Away At Remaining Trace of Public Participation (links to eff.org)

August 28, 2012 - Civil Society Groups Oppose US and Australia's TPP Proposal on Exceptions and Limitations (links to eff.org)

August 28, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal House Democrats Call On Administration To Open Trade Talks-Request Access as Observers to Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

August 27, 2012 - The Guardian: The Pacific free trade deal that's anything but free (links to guardian.co.uk)

August 24, 2012-Public Knowledge and Public Citizen: Intellectual Property in the TPP: How About a Little Balance? (links to publicknowledge.org)

August 14, 2012 - Malaysia Rejecting TPP as Agreement Causes Political Turmoil in Australia (links to zeropaid.com)

August 13, 2012 - Pharmalot: Next TPP Negotiation Session Has Only 3 Hours Allotted For Negotiators To Talk To Public Interest Advocates (links to techdirt.com)

August 8, 2012 - Business Week: AIDS Sufferers Seen Hurt in Pacific Trade Pact Limits (links to businessweek.com)

August 7, 2012 - Pharmalot: Malaysia Objects to Patent Terms in Trade Deal (links to pharmalot.com)

August 6, 2012 - The Sun Daily: Malaysia says no to TPP (link to thesundaily.my)

August 4, 2012 - The Sun Daily: NGOs concerned over medical issues related to TPP (links to thesundaily.my)

July 30, 2012 - Calling for an "AIDS free generation" but trading away our lives (links to Citizen News Service)

July 30, 2012- The Most Important Trade Agreement That We Know Nothing About (links to Slate)

July 26, 2012 - 14 Democrats from the House Ways and Means Committee Call on the USTR to Incorporate and Defend the "May 10 Agreement" Provisions (links to democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov)

July 25, 2012 - Public Citizen's Rock the TPP - Teach-In Party and Concert

July 25, 2012 - Interview with Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk (links to Radio Australia)

July 24, 2012 - International AID Conference Sparks Protest of Obama Trade Policies (links to Huffington Post)

July 16, 2012 - The Australian Financial Review: Pacific trade deal risks new China rift (links to afr.com)

July 13, 2012 - Kaiser Family Foundation: Trade Agreements Could Harm Access To Antiretroviral Drugs In Asia, Pacific, Experts And Activists Warn (links to globalhealth.kff.org)

July 13, 2012 - Inside U.S. Trade: USTR Seeks to Enact ACTA This Year, But TPP Seen as Key New Venue (links to wtonewsstand.com)

July 12, 2012 - HuffPo Canada: Dragged Before a Judge Just for Clicking on the Wrong Link? (links to huffingtonpost.ca)

July 10, 2012 - Common Dreams: Obama's Trade Policy Ensures Big Pharma Profit at Expense of World's Poor: Report (links to commondreams.org)

July 10, 2012 - HuffPost: Poison Pills, While Cutting Costs At Home, Obama Administration Pushes Higher Drug Prices On World's Poor (link to huffingtonpost.com)

July 9, 2012 - Internet Society: Calling for an Open and International Dialogue for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiations (links to aidslaw.ca)

July 9, 2012 - Media Release: As High-Profile Trade Talks Launch, Legislators Warn: We'll Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it Undermines Democracy

June 29, 2012 - Joint statement from Malaysian health advocacy groups against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

June 29, 2012 - infojustice.org: Issa, Canada, and Mexico All Denied TPP Observer Status; Congress Continues to Seek Greater Transparency (links to infojustice.org)

June 28, 2012 - Techdirt: Over 130 Representatives Spell Out their Concerns with TPP in Letter to Ron Kirk (links to Techdirt)

June 27, 2012 - With Proposed NAFTA-Style Trade Deal Threatening to Undermine American Auto and Manufacturing Jobs, Brown Joins Business & Labor Leaders to Announce Efforts to Reform Trade Agreements (links to brown.senate.gov)

June 27, 2012 - 132 Congressional Members' letter to Ron Kirk, asking for more transparency in the TPP negotiations (links to publicknowledge.org)

June 27, 2012 - Public Citizen Global Trade Watch's Lori Wallach: NAFTA on Steroids (links to The Nation)

June 27, 2012 - Press Release: Congressional Democrats Escalate Criticism of Substance, Process of Obama's 1st Trade Pact - the TPP

June 26, 2012 - Senator Issa's Letter to Ron Kirk requesting permission to observe the TPP negotiations

June 26, 2012 - FMT News: Don't Surrender Power to Big Firms, Putrajaya Told (links to FMT News)

June 26, 2012 - MalaysiaKini: Trade Pact May Increase Cost of Medicine (links to 1Christians Malaysia)

June 25, 2012 - Senators' letter to Ron Kirk asking for greater congressional access to TPP negotiations | Press Release

June 18, 2012 - USTR Kirk Welcomes Mexico as a New Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiating Partner (links to USTR.gov)

June 14, 2012 - While Battle against ACTA Rages, next Clash against TPP Looms

June 13, 2012 - Eyes on Trade Blog: Controversial Trade Pact Text Leaked - Investment Chapter of TPPA

June 1, 2012 - Huffington Post: U.S. Trade Position Protecting High Drug Prices Blasted By U.N. Agencies (links to Huffington Post)

May 31, 2012 - UNAIDS/UNDP Press Release (links to Don't trade our lives away) | UNAIDS/UNDP Brief (links to Asia-Pacific UNDP)

May 30, 2012 - Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk: TPP Chiefs Raise Doubts about USTR's Corporate IP Wish List

May 25, 2012 - Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk:"Heavy-handed" TPP Tactics from US Trade Rep

May 23, 2012 - Huffington Post: Key Senate Democrat Joins Bipartisan Trade Revolt Against Obama (links to Huffington Post)

May 22, 2012 - Techdirt: Some Countries Want To Fix TPP…By Making It More Like ACTA (links to techdirt.com)

May 17, 2012 - USTR Announces Next TPP Round in San Diego July 2-10 (links to Infojustice.org)

May 17, 2012 - Ars Technica: Exporting copyright: Inside the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (links to arstechnica.com)

May 16, 2012 - Melinda St. Louis of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch talking jobs, medicines & TPP on RT News (links to youtube.com) & Maira Sutton of Electronic Frontier Foundation talking copyright, the internet & TPP on RT News (links to youtube.com)

May 16, 2012 - USTR Gone Rogue (links to publicknowledge.org)

May 16, 2012 - Huffington Post: Darrell Issa Questions Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership, Leaks Key Text Of Trade Deal (links to huffingtonpost.com)

May 16, 2012 - Focus Daily News: Texas rally and march for transparency in trade negotiations (links to focusdailynews.com)

May 16, 2012 - USTR Gone Rogue (links to publicknowledge.org)

May 16, 2012 - Huffington Post: Darrell Issa Questions Obama On Trans-Pacific Partnership, Leaks Key Text Of Trade Deal (links to huffingtonpost.com)

May 16, 2012 - Focus Daily News: Texas rally and march for transparency in trade negotiations (links to focusdailynews.com)

May 16, 2012 - Ars Technica: ACTA deathwatch: profs call process unconstitutional, Europe revolts (links to arstechnica.com)

May 16, 2012 - Focus Daily News: Texas rally and march for transparency in trade negotiations (links to focusdailynews.com)

May 15, 2012 - US Rep. Waxman says on TPP, the Obama administration "needs to go back to the drawing board ...not pose unnecessary barriers to poor patients seeking access to low cost generic medicines" (links to infojustice.org)

May 15, 2012 - US Rep. Issa calls for public input on the Feb. 2011 leaked US TPP intellectual property (IP) proposal; calls for transparency in international IP agreements (links to issa.house.gov)

May 14, 2012 - TPP: Internet Freedom Activists Protest Secret Trade Agreement Being Negotiated This Week (links to eff.org)

May 14, 2012 - ACTA-As-Counterproposal at TPP Negotiations; News from Dallas Round (links to infojustice.org)

May 14, 2012 - Free Speech Radio News: Watchdogs push for more transparency in Pacific free trade deal (links to fsrn.org)

May 13, 2012 - Reuters: Some Secrecy Needed in trade talks: Ron Kirk (links to reuters.com)

May 13, 2012 - The Raw Story: US Trade Rep. given 'Corporate Power Tool' award for secret treaty talks (links to rawstory.com)

May 12, 2012 - Yes Lab: Party ends badly for U.S. trade reps, federal agents (links to yeslab.org)

May 12, 2012 - Citizens Trade Campaign: Texans demand a public voice in secretive Trans-Pacific trade negotiations (links to citizenstrade.org)

May 10, 2012 - Listen to Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) on Free Speech Radio News(links to fsrn.org)

May 10, 2012 - Kirk Responds to TPP Transparency Demands (links to infojustice.org)

May 10, 2012 - Chile Threatens to Pull out of TPP because of US IP demands (links to infojustice.org)

May 9, 2012 - Law Professors Call for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Transparency (links to infojustice.org)

May 8, 2012 - Citizen Trade Campaign: Coalition demands transparency in Trans-Pacific trade negotiations (link to citizenstrade.org)

March 8, 2012 - Civil Society requests TPP Chilean negotiations information from President Pinera

May 7, 2012 - The Dallas Morning News: Trade talks begin in Addison between U.S., eight other nations (link to dallasnews.com)

May 7, 2012 - Inter Press Service: Next Round of Pacific Trade Talks Pact to Be Lengthy, Secretive (ipsnews.net)

May 4, 2012 - Huffington Post: Why Is the TPP Such a Big Secret? (link to huffingtonpost.com)

May 3, 2012 - Huffington Post: Congress Revolts on Obama Plan That Would Ban "Buy American" (link to huffingtonpost.com)

April 20, 2012 - I Love Chile: Chilean Officials Question Benefits of Trans-Pacific Partnership (links to ilovechile.cl)

April 18, 2012 - Diario Financiero: Senador Ricardo Lagos Weber - Acuerdo Transpacífico contenidos y legitimidad ciudadana (en español, links to updatenews.cl)

April 13, 2012 - Techdirt: Once Again, Public Interest Groups Kicked Out When Trying To Present Concerns About TPP (link to www.techdirt.com)

April 12, 2012 - Briefing Memo: Chile and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - Access to Medicines Risks & Continued Bullying from USTR

April 12, 2012 - Huffington Post: "Next SOPA" Going Global? (links to huffingtonpost.com)

April 10, 2012-Public Citizen: U.S. Abandons Final Pretense of Transparency or Inclusion of Consumer, Health, Environmental, Labor Perspective in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Talks (link to citizen.org)

April 5, 2012 - US Decreases Stakeholder Process for TPP (links to infojustice.org)

April 4, 2012 - U.S. Abbandons TPPA 'fig-leaf of transparency' (links to voxy.co.nz)

March 20, 2012 - Wyden files legislative amendments to require transparency in TPPA and Congressional approval for ACTA (links to keionline.org)

March 20, 2012 - The Conversation: Australia should defend neighbors in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations (links to theconversation.edu.au)

March 19, 2012 - Pharma in Focus: Alphapharm raises trade pact fear (link to pharmainfocus.com)

March 16, 2012 - Inside US Trade: US TPP Access to Medicines Proposal Faces Strong Opposition (link to wtonewsstand.com)

March 15, 2012 - Unanimously passed Maine House Resolution calling for transparency in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) (links to mainelegislature.org)

March 13, 2012 - Lori Wallach of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch on the TPP: A Stealth Attack on Democratic Governance (links to prospect.org)

March 12, 2012 - Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) Notes From the Eleventh Round of TPPA negotiations in Melbourne, Australia (links to keionline.org)

March 9, 2012 - Inter Press Service News Agency: Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Reveals U.S.'s Unbridled Corporate Agenda

March 8, 2012 - Civil Society requests TPP Chilean negotiations information from President Pinera

March 7, 2012 - Senator Ron Wyden presses USTR Kirk on ACTA and TPP secrecy (links to youtube.com)

March 6, 2012 - Deborah Gleeson of La Trobe University on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and investor-state dispute settlement, tobacco control & access to medicines (links to thewire.org.au)

March 6, 2012 - Judit Rius of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on Australian radio discussing the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to abc.net.au)

March 5, 2012 - Kelly Nichols of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders op-ed in Canberra Times on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement (TPP) and access to medicines (links to canberratimes.com.au)

March 1, 2012 - Rob Lake of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations on Australian radio discussing TPP and access to medicines

February 29, 2012 - Over 100 Vietnamese health advocacy groups release declaration on the Trans-Pacific FTA and access to medicines

February 21, 2012 - IP-Watch, Special Report: "TPP negotiations to heat up in Melbourne over patents, copyright, medicines" (link to twnside.org.sg)

February 10, 2012 - NHK World: Malaysia: Opposing the TPP (link to www3.nhk.or.jp)
(A2M at 2:00)

February 2, 2012 - Big Money's Next Trade Goal Is 'NAFTA With Asia' (links to huffingtonpost.com)

January 31, 2012 - Webcast of Public Forum on IP and the Trans-Pacific FTA - Panels discuss copyright provisions & provisions affecting access to medicines - Fast -forward to 1:33:15 for PC Access to Medicines Program Director Peter Maybarduk (links to infojustice.org)

January 30, 2012 - Obama's Free Trade Agreement: Backdoor Deal with Corporate America? (link to laprogressive.com)

January 26, 2012 - KEI asks Senator Leahy (D-VT) to demand greater transparency in the Trans-Pacific free trade agreement (links to keionline.org)

January 13, 2012 - KEI Comment for House Committee on Ways & Means Hearing on Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement and KEI Reponse to Federal Register notice seeking comments regarding Canada's interest in Trans-Pacific FTA negotiations (both link to keionline.org)

December 23, 2011 - Inside US Trade: Peru Minister Rejects U.S. IPR Proposal In TPP; Says Other Countries Agree (link to wtonewsstand.com)

December 19, 2011 - Charts comparing pharmaceutical patent and data provisions in leaked U.S. proposals to the TPFTA, TRIPS Agreement and FTAs in negotiating countries (now with long and short form versions)

December 16, 2011 - PC's Op-ed in the Advocate: U.S. AIDS Policy vs. U.S. Trade Policy

December 9, 2011 - Dr. Burcu Kilic's presentation on innovation and intellectual property systems at the Malaysian round

December 5, 2011 - Chart comparing pharmaceutical patent and data provisions in leaked U.S. proposals to the TPFTA, TRIPS Agreement, and FTAs in negotiating countries

December 1, 2011 - Senator Bernie Sanders objects to USTR's position with regard to access to medicines in the TPP and the apparent retreat from the May 10th Agreement (links to keionline.org)

November 22, 2011 - Oxfam Paper on the Trans-Pacific FTA Leaked U.S. IP Chapter Proposal

November 21, 2011 - Clinton's Global AIDS Fight May Be Hurt by U.S. Trade Initiative (links to bloomberg.com)

November 15, 2011 - Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program Responds to PhRMA's Claims on the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement in The Hill (links to thehill.com)

November 11, 2011 - Japanese Representatives Petition Against Joining TPP Negotiations (link to citizen.org)

November 1, 2011 - Bangkok Post Editorial: Obama Administration Rolling Back Bush-era Stance on Access to Medicines; Opposition Abroad and Among NGOs is Near-Unanimous

October 25, 2011 - Spanish Translation of Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program's Summary of the Impact of the U.S. Proposal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Access to Medicines in Peru and Spanish Translation of Public Citizen's Comparative Analysis of the US Trans-Pacific FTA Proposal and Peruvian Law

October 24, 2011 - Stakeholder Forum Presentation Paper of Sharon Treat at the Lima Round of Trans-Pacific FTA Negotiations and PowerPoint

October 24, 2011 - Stakeholder Forum Presentation of Edward Low (Positive Malaysian Treatment Access and Advocacy Group) at the Lima Round of Trans-Pacific FTA Negotiations

October 22, 2011 - Professor Sean Flynn's reaction to the leaked Trans-Pacific FTA Chapter on Transparency (links to infojustice.org) and Professor Jane Kelsey’s Preliminary Analysis of the Draft Chapter on Domestic Coherence (links to citizenstrade.org)

October 22, 2011 - Public Citizen Global Access to Medicines Program's Summary of the Impact of the U.S. Proposal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Access to Medicines in Peru

October 22, 2011 - Public Citizen's Comparative Analysis of the US Trans-Pacific FTA Proposal and Peruvian Law

October 22, 2011 - Leaked Trans-Pacific FTA Texts Reveal U.S. Undermining Access to Medicines (links to citizenstrade.org)

October 21, 2011 - Emergency Resolution Against An Immature Pledge To Join TPP Negotiations (link to citizen.org)

October 19, 2011 - Congressional Letter to USTR on Preserving Access to Medicines in the Trans-Pacific FTA

October 14, 2011 - Vietnam and the Trans-Pacific FTA (Vietnamese Translation)

October 14, 2011 - Civil Society letter to Peruvian Minister of Trade: IP and Access to Medicines

October 13, 2011 - US Sen. Bernie Sanders speech on FTAs' Negative Impact on Access to Medicines

October 12, 2011 - Oxfam America Analysis of USTR TEAM White Paper

October 11, 2011 - Excerpts of "New Trade Deal Would Benefit Big Pharma at AIDS Programs' Expense (Vietnamese Translation)

October 7, 2011 - International Coalition of Treatment Activists: Letter to President Ollanta Humala Tasso regarding impact of TPP on the health of people with HIV in Peru

October 5, 2011 - New Trade Deal Would Benefit Big Pharma at AIDS Programs' Expense (link to huffingtonpost.com)

October 4, 2011 - Prosa letter to President Ollanta Humala Tasso: requesting the President to take a position against TPP and US patent protection periods

September 30, 2011 - Summary of Peruvian News Stories on IP, the Trans-Pacific FTA, and Dangers to Access to Medicines

September 14, 2011 - USTR White Paper on Trade In Medicines Raises Questions (link to ip-watch.org)

September 13, 2011 - PC Media Alert: "On Access to Medicines, Obama Trade Pact Proposal Appears Set to Undo Bush-Era Improvements"

September 9, 2011 - MSF speaks up on the threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Access to Medicines

September 9, 2011 - Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Intellectual Property Proposal and Malaysian Law

September 8, 2011 - Members of Congress advocate for improved public health standards in TPP negotiations, especially relating to global health and access to medicines

September 5, 2011 - Malaysian Declaration on the Trans-Pacific FTA and Access to Medicines

September 2, 2011 - Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Intellectual Property Proposal and Australian Law

September 2, 2011 - "Patent Talks Lift Fear of Drug Price Rise" (links to canberratimes.com.au)

September 1, 2011 - "New Trade Agreement Threatens Australia's Laws on Medicines and Tobacco" (links to blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/)

September 1, 2011 - News story on the Trans-Pacific FTA that appeared on "Voice of America," Spanish only (links to vimeo.com)

August 30, 2011 - "ACTA, TPPA Opponents Cite Broken Promises On Medicines, One-Sided Copyright Provisions" (Links to bna.com)

August 4, 2011 - Members' of Congress letter to President Obama, advocating against 12 years of exclusivity for biologics being included in the TPP (links to patentdocs.typepad.com)

August 2, 2011 - Members of Congress Stand up for Access to Medicines

July 27, 2011 - Public Citizen Quoted in New York Times Article, A Trade Barrier to Defeating AIDS, see the original article here

July 8, 2011 - Analysis of leaked US Trans-Pacific FTA Paper on Eliminating Pre-Grant Opposition

July, 2011 - Leaked US Trans-Pacific FTA Paper on Eliminating Pre-Grant Opposition

June 16, 2011 - Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Intellectual Property Proposal and Vietnamese Law

June 16, 2011 - Vietnam and the Trans-Pacific FTA

May 18, 2011 - Joint civil society comments to USTR on public health and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (link to keionline.org)

February 23, 2011 - Trans-Pacific FTA: Leaked Intellectual Property Proposals-New Zealand: Proposed IP Chapter Text

February 23, 2011 - Trans-Pacific FTA: Leaked Intellectual Property Proposals-Chile: Preliminary Considerations for TPP IP Chapter

February 17, 2011 - Trans-Pacific FTA: Leaked Intellectual Property Proposals: United States: Jane Kelsey, “New Leaks of TPPA Text Show U.S. is Playing Hardball”

February 17, 2011 - U.S. TPP Partial IPR Text Goes Beyond Old FTA Provisions On Copyrights

February 15, 2011 - Letter from Trans-Pacific FTA Member Countries Health Groups to Trade Ministers on Safeguarding Access to Medicines in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (En Espanol)

February 14, 2011 - Civil Society letter to Chilean Minister of Foreign Relations: Requesting public access to TPP text and collaboration with civil society

February 10, 2011 - Leaked US Proposed IP Text to the Trans-Pacific FTA (links to keionline.org)

December 4, 2010 - Why the Trans Pacific Partnership Should Not Include Pharmaceutical Pricing Provisions, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) At American University Washington College of Law

December 4, 2010 - Memo on Trans-Pacific FTA Negotiations and Access to Medicines

December 4, 2010 - Analysis of the Leaked New Zealand Paper on IP and TPP, Public Citizen and Third World Network

December 3, 2010 - Leaked New Zealand Paper on Intellectual Property and the Proposed Trans-Pacific FTA

September 16, 2010 - Members of Congress express concerns that the public health interests of developing countries are not being effectively addressed (links to forumdemocracy.net)

September 9, 2010 - Coalition Letter on the Proposed Trans Pacific FTA and Global Access to Medicines

September 2010 - One Year of the Peru-U.S. FTA: Study results in Spanish, Peruvian Network for Globalization with Equity (RedGE)

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