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No Ordinary Deal : Unmasking the the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement - Jane Kelsey

No Ordinary Deal

Unmasking the the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement


Published: 5th December 2012
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While the global financial crisis has exposed deep flaws in the free market, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Peru, and Vietnam are negotiating a free-trade agreement to surpass all others?here an international team of expert commentators expose the myths of yet another neo-liberal adventure No ordinary free trade deal, The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been billed as an agreement fit for the 21st century?but no one is sure what that means. The U.S. sells this eight-country deal as the key to jobs and economic recovery, while protecting home markets; Australia hails it as a foundation stone for an APEC-wide free trade agreement; and New Zealand sees it as a magic bullet to open the U.S. dairy market?but none of these arguments stack up. Here Lori Wallach, Todd Tucker, John Quiggin, and other experts from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., and Chile examine the geopolitics and security context of the negotiations and set out the costs for other countries of making concessions to the U.S. simply to achieve a deal. They argue its obligations will intrude into core areas of domestic government policy which have nothing to do with imports and exports, including foreign investment, financial regulation, access to affordable medicines, food standards, services, and government procurement?the issues that caused majority public opposition to the 2004 U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Above all, this book exposes the contradictions of countries locking even deeper into a neo-liberal model of global free markets, when even political leaders admit that this has failed.

Political implications for New Zealand -- Politics of the TPPA in Australia -- US politics and the TPPA -- TPPA and indigenous peoples : lessons from Latin America -- Security implications of the TPPA -- Lessons from the Australia - US free trade agreement -- TPPA, agribusiness and rural livelihoods -- Quarantine and food safety issues in a TPPA -- Border carbon adjustments and climate change policy -- Public health and medicine policies -- Intellectual propety in New Zealand and the TPPA -- Culture and information.

ISBN: 9781742692258
ISBN-10: 1742692257
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th December 2012
Edition Number: 1