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Lawmakers call for the release of the TPP text to enable public scrutiny and debate


78 TPP video screenshotPoliticians from nine countries around the pacific rim have signed a joint statement published today by the global NGO’s Oxfam and Article 19, the statement calls for the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before it is signed, to allow for scrutiny and public debate.

Public Statement: Chile must make transparent the TPP negotiations


English translation of a public statement published in the December 8, 2013 edition of El Mercurio newspaper. The statement was signed by 34 representatives and 15 senators, calling on the government  to halt and make transparent the TPP negotiations.

Consumers in the Digital Age 2014

64 Consumers in the Digital Age 2014

Digital technologies create new opportunities for consumers, but also make upholding their rights more challenging. Digital products and services often come with usage restrictions about which consumers are not well informed. Online transactions often cross borders, making it difficult to resolve complaints, or even to know what consumer laws and policies apply. How can consumers in the digital age be assured that their rights will be upheld?

Coalition demands a Fair Deal on copyright in the TPP


60 Fair Deal Coalition logoTo the government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP):

Text from the TPP Intellectual Property Rights chapter recently released by Wikileaks confirms the Fair Deal Coalition’s fears that the TPP would indeed limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, economic opportunity and fundamental rights, if a number of proposed copyright provisions were agreed to.

To ensure A Fair Deal for all countries and stakeholders, we ask that:

Consumers were right to be worried, but can the TPP be redeemed?


59 TPP video screenshotThis week's leak of a recent version of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has sparked much outrage over the maximalist copyright and patent policies that the United States government, in particular, is seeking to impose on countries around the world.

CI launches two new music videos about the TPP


54 TPP video screenshotThe secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement could overturn rules on topics as diverse as intellectual property, food labelling and financial services regulation in twelve countries of the Pacific Rim. From today senior officials from those countries are meeting at the APEC meeting in Bali, where they hope to advance the negotiations towards closure this year.

Questions Remain - Civil Society Media Release from TPP negotiation round, Brunei Darassalam


48 TPP demonstration in AucklandThe Civil Society stakeholders for the Brunei round of TPP negotiations are very disappointed that no formal report from the Chief Negotiators was presented, nor the opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions in a forum where all could hear the answers.

Peruvian consumer group voices concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership


40 Crisólogo CáceresThe consumer movement in Peru has voiced concern that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could threaten the rights of the most vulnerable members of society.

The proposed agreement, which is undergoing a 17th round of negotiations  in Lima until 24 May, would require signatory countries to forego a range of consumer protection measures, according to spokesman Crisólogo Cáceres from Peruvian consumer group ASPEC.

Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) - ASPEC explains the position of Peruvian consumers


37 TPP press conferenceThe Peruvian Association of Consumers and Users (ASPEC) participated in the press conference where various organizations of civil society in the most varied sectors - labor, communicators, consumer, environmental, etc - domestic and foreign, explained their objections in relation to the trade agreement that has been under negotiation treaty called Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP by its acronym in English) whose seventeenth round of negotiation has been initiated in Lima and will continue until May 24.

New coalition to TPP negotiators: This is what a Fair Deal looks like


36 Fair Deal Coalition logoToday, a coalition of organisations representing a diversity of interests have come together from around the world to ask for A Fair Deal on intellectual property (IP) in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).