Right to know ….. Not behind closed doors!


Right to know ..... Not behind closed doors!

What are: TPP and TAFTA?

TPP …. The 2005 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) is a free trade agreement among Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore.

It aims to further liberalize the economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

Since 2010, negotiations have been taking place for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposal for a significantly expanded version of TPSEP.

The TPP is a proposed free trade agreement under negotiation by (as of August 2013) Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.

South Korea was asked by the US to consider joining the TPP but declined for the time being.

The TPP is ostensibly intended to be a “high-standard” agreement specifically aimed at emerging trade issues in the 21st century. These ongoing negotiations have drawn criticism and protest from the public, advocacy groups, and elected officials, in part due to the secrecy of the negotiations, the expansive scope of the agreement, and a number of controversial clauses in drafts leaked to the public.

TAFTA …. The Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed free trade area between the United States and the European Union.

It was considered in the 1990s and again in 2007. In 2013, “United States-European Union High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth” recommended the start of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

It represents potentially the largest regional free-trade agreement in history, covering more than 40% of world GDP, and accounting for large shares of world trade and foreign direct investment.

In case of a fully realized agreement until 2015, the European Commission expects 400,000 new jobs, an average a financial relief of 545 Euro for each household every year, as well as annual gains of $160 billion for the EU and $128 billion for the US.

However, others dispute these claims and criticize the treaty’s secret negotiations and copyright clauses.

****Tell Congress and President Obama that it’s outrageous to negotiate secret trade agreements behind closed doors.

Stop the TPP and TAFTA – the global Monsanto Protection Act on steroids! Every voice counts!

Source: https://www.facebook.com/FoodDemocracyNow
http://action.fooddemocracynow.org/go/1016?t=8&akid=963.469184.5YT4pp

We ALL are ONE!!

TPP

We ALL fight the fight!!

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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