Extract from “Reject the TPP in the public interest—Jomo Kwame Sundaram”

Contrary to its pretensions, the TPP is not mainly about ‘free trade’. Both the US and Malaysia, for example, are among the most open economies in the world, and there is little more to do in terms of reducing tariffs further.

[…] The TPP is mainly about investment and intellectual property, primarily on behalf of the most powerful business lobbies involved. It will strengthen monopolistic intellectual property rights (IPRs) well beyond the already onerous and restrictive provisions of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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