Trans Pacific Partnership and consumer rights.

The consumer magazine Choice has recently carried articles by Sarah Agar about the TPP and what might be traded away in terms of cheaper medicines, public interest laws and food labelling. This report was updated on 29 July, about a fortnight before Trade Minister Andrew Robb decided that he would walk away from the TPP negotiations. This article in Choice is a useful background on many of the key issues that were at stake. Fortunately the government has decided that the TPP was balanced too much in favour of corporate interests and at the expense of consumer interests.  John Menadue.

See link to article below.

https://www.choice.com.au/shopping/consumer-rights-and-advice/your-rights/articles/where-are-consumer-interests-in-international-treaties-like-tpp

https://www.choice.com.au

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John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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