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New Zealand

RT Hon Winston Peters asks Minister of Trade why the text of the TPP can’t be released:

Making Fun of TPP: National Cartoon Competition

Public Citizen analyses

Fact sheet: Dangers for Access to Affordable Medicines in New Zealand, Intellectual Property in the TPP. September, 2012

Dangers for Access to Medicines in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Comparative Analysis of the U.S. Intellectual Property Proposal and New Zealand Law NEW!

Leaked Trade Negotiations Text and Analysis

Leaked Proposed Intellectual Property Text, February 2011

Leaked Paper submitted by New Zealand on IP Proposal, December 2010


Gleeson, D.; Lopert, R.; Reid, Papaarangi. How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could undermine PHARMAC and threaten access to affordable medicines and health equity in New Zealand, Health Policy, August 2013. 

Analysis of the Leaked New Zealand Paper on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Intellectual Property, Third World Network, Public Citizen, December 2010

Public Citizen Memo: Leaked New Zealand Paper Challenges Past U.S. FTA Models in Trans-Pacific Trade Negotiations, Access to Medicines at Stake, December, 2010

Other Analyses

Analysis of TPP’s consequences for health in New Zealand, 2013

Analysis of TPP pharmaceutical provisions, New Zealand College of Public Health, September 2011 (link to tppdigest.org)

“Public health and the promise of free trade”, Fergus and Alistair Woodward, Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2011 (link to tppdigest.org)

Pharmac Annual Report 2011-2012: Pharmac says its work has saved district health boards more than $5 billion over the past 12 years

Letters and Statements

Over 270 health professionals in New Zealand wrote Prime Minister John Key warning that the ISDS provisions in the TPP could threaten the future of health in NZ, May 12, 2014

New Zealand Smokefree Coalition sends letter to Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key, March 3, 2013

Association of Salaried Medical Specialists: “Prime Minister needs to come clean on drug companies influence in trade negotiations; alarm bells ringing, October 25, 2011 (link to asms.org.nz)

New Zealand civil society groups send letter to Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key,
October 14, 2011

New Zealand civil society groups send letter to Prime Minister Rt. Hon John Key,
February 10, 2011


TPP & The Attack On Public Healthcare In New Zealand With Marilyn Head Of NZ Nurses Organization 




Trans-Pacific Partnership Digest


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