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Obama’s Visit and the TPPA

Martin Khor Uniteed States President Barack Obama will be in Malaysia soon. Among the issues on his agenda will be the current status of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It is an opportunity to clarify with the President himself … Continue reading

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TPPA: When Foreign Investors Sue the State

Martin Khor Originally published at Third World Economics. The investor-state dispute system, whereby foreign investors can sue the host-country government in an international tribunal, is one of the issues being negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. In the public debate … Continue reading

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Contentions Issues in the TPPA Negotiations

Martin Khor Cross-posted from the South Centre’s October 2013 South Bulletin. The negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) have been proceeding at full speed in recent months, giving rise to a lot of interest worldwide. The stated goal … Continue reading

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At the TPPA Open Day

Martin Khor Last Thursday I took part in an unusual Open Day on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Kuala Lumpur. A thousand people turned up at the event, showing how this trade agreement has aroused great public interest and concern. … Continue reading

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What to Expect in TPPA Talks

Martin Khor The nature and effects of free trade agreements has become a topic of public discussion, especially with the round of talks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) about to take place in Malaysia. Not much is known about … Continue reading

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TPPA affecting health policies?

Martin Khor Are big companies making use of trade and investment agreements to challenge health policies?  Evidence is building up that they do so, with medicine prices going up and tobacco control measures being suppressed. This issue came up in … Continue reading

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