Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations - 12th round starts in Dallas
Representatives from the United States and nine Pacific Rim nations are meeting in Dallas over the next ten days (May 8 - 18, 2012) for the 12th round of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The TPP agreement looks to enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. Beyond the economics of the agreement, the TPP agreement promises to impact health and development in the region by promoting innovation, reducing barriers to access and fostering sustainable development.
"The TPP is more than a traditional trade agreement; it will also deal with behind-the-border impediments to trade and investment."
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
On November 12, 2011, the Leaders of the nine Trans-Pacific Partnership countries – Australia, Brunei, Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States – announced the achievement of the broad outlines of an ambitious, 21st-century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that will
The TPP is intended to be a living agreement that remains relevant to emerging issues and allows for membership expansion.
- Office of the United States Trade Representative
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Biopharmaceutical Innovation & Access to Medicines - resources from the stakeholder session
- Trans Pacific Partnership - the New Zealand Medicines Industry perspective
- Presentation by Heather Roy, Chair of Medicines New Zealand
- Trade Supports Jobs - resource from the US Chamber of Commerce