Scoop Link: Free trade with the US would not be free

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A free trade agreement with the United States through the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ‘free trade’, a US consumer advocate and New Zealand law professor say.


Scoop Link: A free trade agreement with the US would not be free, US advocate Lori Wallach explains

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A free trade agreement with the United States through the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ‘free trade’, a US consumer advocate and New Zealand law professor say.

Lori Wallach, from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, along with Jane Kelsey from Auckland University, spoke to interest.co.nz earlier this month. Kelsey has just released a book titled No Ordinary Deal – Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement.

“The United States, regardless of who’s President, only does one version of trade agreement, and it’s based on our NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement – and unfortunately now we have 15 years of track record,” Wallach said in a double shot interview..

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