11 countries in Asia Pacific and Americas have been secretly negotiating a trade agreement that would cement corporate power and would curtail people’s rights  have serious negative impact on the environment, delivery of public services and States’ capacity to govern on behalf of their people. The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement as revealed in leaked drafts, contain provisions that would counter the advances sought by the Sustainable Development Goals and yet would be more binding than the SDGs.

APWLD and other civil society organisations at the ASEAN People’s Forum (22-24 April 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) staged an action to alert the governments of the region about entering into a dangerous compact that threatens to be more than just a trade agreement. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or TPPA) is a trade and investment treaty being negotiated by the US with 11 countries: Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Chile, Peru, as well as four countries from the ASEAN: Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei. To find out more about the TPP #stopTPP

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