Inside U.S. Trade: "Hawaii TPP Round Aims To Tackle IP, SOEs And Other Tough Issues"


Trade negotiators are aiming to tackle the most difficult outstanding issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, including intellectual property (IP), market access for goods, and state-owned enterprises, when they meet beginning Friday (July 24) for a negotiating round and subsequent ministerial in Hawaii.

[ July 21, 2015 | Inside U.S. Trade ]

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on July 21 said it would send experts on these three issues – as well as on rules of origin (including textiles), legal and institutional issues, and government procurement – to attend the Hawaii meetings. It did so in a letter responding to an official information request filed by Jane Kelsey, law professor at the University of Auckland and a prominent TPP critic.

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