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 huffingtonpost.com)
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)
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
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 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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