Archive for June, 2011

infojustice.org: Shape of U.S. TPP Pharmaceuticals Chapter

Article – Scoop Link

Sources knowledgeable about the U.S. negotiating position in the TPP confirm that the U.S. has now drafted a pharmaceutical chapter for the TPP negotiations. The chapter is modeled on the Korea-US (KORUS) FTA’s pharmaceutical chapter, as expected, but … Read more »

Te Ururoa Flavell speech: SIS Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill Te Ururoa Flavell 14 June 2011, 9.45pm Read more »

Tim Groser Speech: Trans-Pacific Partnership: State of Play

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, 14 June 2011. Read more »

Impact of Free Trade Agreements on People Living with HIV

Column – Shobha Shukla

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the UN organized a High level Meeting on AIDS from 8–10 June 2011 in New York to review progress and set targets and commitments for the … Read more »

Impact of Free Trade Agreements on People Living With HIV

Column – Shobha Shukla

(CNS): Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the UN organized a High level Meeting on AIDS from 8–10 June 2011 in New York to review progress and set targets and commitments … Read more »

Speakers’ delegation visit boosts NZ – Latin America ties

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

New Zealand’s political and economic ties with Latin America gained a valuable boost from the recent visit to the continent by a Parliamentary delegation, The Speaker, Dr The Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, said today. Read more »

“Release the Text” – public meeting

Press Release – Release The Text

The *Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement* (TPPA) is being negotiated in secret by the United States with several Asian countries including New Zealand. Based on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the USA will seek to extract long term … Read more »

It’s About Time

Press Release – KPMG

New Zealand agriculture must stop dwelling on factors it is unable to influence and instead focus on actions companies in New Zealand can take, in order to grow their global market-share and reputation, according to the KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2011 … Read more »

Health organisations oppose any change to Pharmac

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

A wide range of New Zealand health professional organisations have voiced their opposition to any changes to current intellectual property and patent provisions concerning medicines being included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) New Zealand … Read more »

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