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Unfair trade rules are one of the biggest obstacles to development. Trade is one of the most powerful forces linking our lives and a source of unprecedented wealth. Yet the benefits are not being shared by all: millions of the world's people are being left behind.

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Unfair trade rules are one of the biggest obstacles to development. Trade is one of the most powerful forces linking our lives and a source of unprecedented wealth. Yet the benefits are not being shared by all: millions of the world's people are being left behind.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

For decades Oxfam has campaigned for trade rules and intellectual property standards that give poor countries a fair deal, such as protecting their right to access affordable medicines for public health. Despite mass public mobilisation against it, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was signed in October 2015. We believe the deal sets a dangerous precedent for democracy, transparency and future trade agreements.
 

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Court action to challenge secret trade negotiations

August 5, 2015

Oxfam joins others in the High Court to challenge the secrecy of TPPA documents.

Barry Coates: Release the TPP negotiation documents

February 24, 2014

An opinion piece from Oxfam's Executive Director Barry Coates, as published in the New Zealand Herald on February 21, 2014

Growing international call for transparency in TPPA negotiations

February 20, 2014

In the lead-up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations in Singapore February 22-25, Oxfam New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser to end the secrecy and make negotiating drafts publicly available. The scope of the TPPA is wide ranging and will be significant for generations to come, not just in New Zealand but particularly for poor and marginalised people in the developing world.

Stop the TPPA

Event dates: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Join the protest rallies all over New Zealand on Saturday November 8, calling for an end to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

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