Thoughts against TPP

Stance: Against TPP

The main bone of contention is whether the proposal would be revealed to the American public for review, GMO Sources (for food products for internal use) & the labeling of the country of origin of product to ensure it does not come from countries exploiting slave labor such as Vietnam, Malaysia & other developing countries.

Stance: Against TPP

The TPPA makes me uncomfortable because it lacks the inclusiveness “ingredient”. The fact that content of this agreement is kept away from the eyes of the public is an indication that the negotiations are kept secret from the people of the country. As a citizen concerned about the environment, the TPPA leaves no room for a signatory country to protect its natural resources and biodi more...

Stance: Against TPP

Malaysia already tried to negotiate a free trade agreement back in 2007 with the US, yet it failed: Malaysia pulled out because it reached the conclusion that there were no gains for the country, only losses. Back then there were 58 red flags. How many are there with the TPP? 75! (http://www.janganjualnegara.com/#/redline) S more...

Stance: Against TPP

It contains faith-based IP provisions (Lemley. 2015) as opposed to evidence-based IP provisions. Huge pharmaceutical lobby behind it, with PhRMA lobbying the US Trade Representative directly. Malaysia already pays more for medicines compared to countries in the same income bracket, 84.7% of originator medicine requests are substituted with generics, and health budgets are being cut every year. TRIPS+ provisions is not what patients here need.

Stance: Against TPP

I am against the TPPA because:
1) the cost of critical generic medicines, and the period of time granted to the patents of new medicine, will go up;
2) it opens the door to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to enter the country en mass (some GM corn and soy products have already entered the country, according to Consumers Association of Penang!);
3) international corporati more...

Stance: Against TPP

I am opposed to the TPP for a number of reasons, one of it is how TPP essentially undermines climate policy through entrenching corporate power that foster inequality and environmental degradation. If we are to put an end to climate change (such as the flooding that happened last year), we need to recognize that we cannot continue to consume endlessly, through a system that increases unsustainable production and resource extraction.

Stance: Against TPP

Regardless how justified it is, it degrades localization of economy and democracy.. say hi to capitalism.

GeneHarn Lim
Stance: Against TPP

Skeptical about TPP, but here to learn more. My concern is that the TPP favours big corporations over people and environment, but I would love to be proven wrong.

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