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The Trans Pacific Partnership

In Human Rights, Politics by Dusty Croghan

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade treaty. Although it is a trade agreement, it affects basic human rights and national sovereignty. The agreement also gives corporate interests presidence. Currently, twelve countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region have participated in negotiations: the United States, Canada,Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Singapore, and Vietnam. The negotiations have been secret, with confidentiality as a general policy.

In November 2013, Wikileaks released a negotiated draft text of the Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. Comparing the Trans Pacific Partnership with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment along side with the percentage of the world covered show the upcoming trends for global governance.