Say No to the TPPA-11TPPA-11 Don’t do it! PetitionNationwide Week of Action
Our government along with 10 other countries intends to sign the TPPA-11 (CPTPP) in Chile on the 8th of March.
They insist that the deal is much better than the original TPPA, which included the United States. It’s not.The text hasn’t changed from the one the government said it wouldn’t support. So all our concerns about the old TPPA remain too.
The only difference is that 22 (of 1000+) provisions have been suspended (not removed) and can be re-activated if the US decides to re-enter the TPPA.
The government says the ISDS issues have been resolved and the risk of NZ being sued is now small – but they won’t say how many countries have agreed not to sue NZ until after the deal is signed, and it’s certainly not all the other 10.
Investors could still sue NZ for new laws to address climate change, fracking or taxing water.
There are lots of other problems with e-commerce (data abuse, privacy), government purchasing (buying from offshore) and state-owned enterprises (making them non-profit).
The secrecy has continued too. Why, if the deal is meant to be so much better?
NZ relies on trade, but we need progressive trade deals that are good for the economy, the people and the planet.
We need to hold the new government to account to keep its promises and ensure that all future trade deals meet our Ten Bottom Lines.
Remember – it’s our future!
We need to act now to make the government listen and show strong opposition to the TPPA-11.
Add your voice to the voice of thousands around the country who want to secure a progressive future for our country and future generations.
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