Trade Ministers from the 12 TPP countries will meet in Singapore on December 7-9 to make decisions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
But the US is still pushing for stronger patent laws which would result in higher medicine prices, and for investor-state dispute settlement clauses, which allow foreign corporations to sue governments over health and environment laws which are seen to 'harm' their interest. The Coalition government is still indicating that they are willing to negotiate on this issue in all trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
This would affect our ability to regulate in the public interest, and undermine our democracy and sovereignty.
We need to act now to ensure that these proposals are rejected.
Please send this new, updated letter to Trade Minister Andrew Robb asking him to reject proposals in the TPP which would increase medicine prices, and allow foreign investors to sue our governments.
We have less than two weeks to make our voices heard.
Send the email to Minister Robb and share the link on social media and via email.
Please note this is a new, updated letter based on new developments in the negotiations.