Round 11: Melbourne
Wednesday, March 7 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Melbourne, Australia
03/07/2012 - 3:15pm
During Wednesday’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiating session in Melbourne, Australia, negotiators continued to discuss financial services, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, legal issues, rules of origin, environment, telecommunications, competition, non-conforming measures, government procurement, and intellectual property rights.
Negotiators also began discussions on e-commerce, market access, and customs issues.
In addition to today’s negotiations, TPP chief negotiators from each economy participated in a stakeholder briefing to discuss the status of negotiations. This open forum, hosted by Australia, provided approximately 250 stakeholders an on-site opportunity to discuss issues of interest in the negotiations. The chief negotiators noted that good progress is being made across the negotiating groups.
Tuesday, March 6 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Melbourne, Australia
03/06/2012 - 5:01pm
Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement continued on Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia. Negotiators held talks on financial services, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, legal issues, rules of origin, and intellectual property rights.
In addition, negotiators began to discuss issues relating to the environment, telecommunications, competition, non-conforming measures, and government procurement.
Monday, March 5 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Melbourne, Australia
03/05/2012 - 12:11pm
Today, at the 11th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Melbourne, Australia, negotiators focused on legal issues, financial services, temporary entry, regulatory cooperation and trade capacity building, rules of origin, and labor issues.
Negotiators also began discussions on sanitary and phytosanitary measures.
Sunday, March 4 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Melbourne, Australia
03/04/2012 - 3:46pm
Today, the United States and other Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners concluded a fourth day of talks in Melbourne, Australia. Negotiations focused on financial services, investment, temporary entry, and trade remedies. Negotiators also began discussions on regulatory cooperation and trade capacity building.
In addition to today’s negotiations, Australia, the host for the round of negotiations, provided stakeholders on-site the opportunity to share their views directly to the TPP negotiating teams. Approximately 250 stakeholders from a wide range of industry, civil society, and other groups attended, with at least 38 groups making presentations. The presentation schedule is listed below.
Presenter & Organisation
An Indigenous Perspective on the TPPA
Sina Brown-Davis of Ngati Whatua Kaipara descent, Te Ata Tino Toa
O fea iai le Pasefeka? (Where is the Pacific?)
Ali’itasi Esther Stewart, Moana Nui
Jobs, Decent Work and the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
Amy Schwebel, ACTU
Bill Rosenberg, NZCTU
Paul Bastian, AMWU
Georgios Altintzis, ITUC
Mr Trung Doan, Committee to Protect Vietnamese Workers
Regulations for state owned enterprises
Sean Heather, US Chamber of Commerce
SOEs and Privatisation
Professor Jane Kelsey, University of Auckland
Exceptions and Carve-outs: Analysis of Past FTAs and BITs / Case Study for the TPPA
Deborah K. Sy, Harrison Institute Georgetown University Law Center
At the Crossroads: Are the TPP Negotiations Heading Towards Rhetoric or Reality?
Linda Menghetti, Emergency Committee for American Trade and the U.S. Business Coalition for TPP
Investment: priorities for Australian business
Patrick Coleman, Business Council of Australia
Lessons for TPP: How past U.S. FTA financial services and investment rules constrain use of capital controls, prudential financial regulation
Lori Wallach, Public Citizen
Investment rules and investor state dispute settlement in the TPPA: expropriating the right to delegate?
Dr Patricia Ranald, University of Sydney and Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network
Sanya Reld Smith, Third World Network
Kyla Tienhaara, Australian National University
Investment and Services Panel
Investment and trade challenges as a tobacco industry strategy to undermine implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: lessons for the TPPA negotiations
Professor Andrew Mitchell, Melbourne Law School
Jonathan Lieberman, McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria and Union for International Cancer Control
The merits of including public participation within the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Rebecca LaForgia, Senior Lecturer Adelaide University Law School
Trade, diets and health - implications for the TPPA
Dr Ann Marie Thow, University of Sydney
Professor Sharon Friel, Australian National University
Globally Integrated Customs and the TPP: an Industry Perspective
Andrew Jackson, IBM
The benefits of services trade reform through the TPP
James Bond, President, Australia Services Roundtable
TPP - A World Class Trade Agreement
Russell Scoular, Ford Asia Pacific & Africa
Ian Mearns, Ford Australia
Charles Mcelhone, National Farmers Federation Australia
Robert Pettit, Dairy Australia
Andrew McCallum, Meat and Livestock Australia
Warren Males, Canegrowers
TPP and IUU – Alphabet Fish Soup
Alistair McFarlane, New Zealand Seafood Industry Council
Insights into sourcing decisions and how to craft an agreement that successfully promotes apparel sourcing in the TPP region
Stan Raggio, Executive Vice-President for Global Sourcing, Gap Inc.
Leigh Obradovic, Distilled Spirits Industry Association of Australia
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Asia-Pacific Integration
Michael Plummer, Eni Professor of International Economics, The John Hopkins University, SAIS-Bologna
Aspects of the TPP that could affect an open Internet
Susan Chalmers, InternetNZ
Technology Sector Priorities for Promoting ICT and Internet Growth
Greg Slater, Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Alliance for Network Security (ANS), and Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age: Balancing IP Interests
Tim Conway, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
Ray Argall, President Australian Directors Guild
US experience of Internet intermediary liability under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Gwen Hinze, Electronic Frontier Foundation
IP Protection and Enforcement
Gina Vetere, US Chamber of Commerce
Kaaren Koomen, (TBA)
US proposal for the intellectual property chapter
Professor Sean Flynn, Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington
Issues related to the Intellectual Property provisions of the TPP
Brendan Molloy, Pirate Party
TPPA should promote Access to Knowledge
Krista Cox, Knowledge Ecology International
Ruth Lopert, George Washington University
Ellen Broad, Australian Digital Alliance
Brett Smith, Free Software Foundation
Kate Lynch, CEO of Generic Medicines Industry Association of Australia (GMiA)
Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceuticals
Leah Summers, Mylan
Jose Luis Cardenas, Asociacion Industrial de Laboratorios Farmaceuticos (ASILFA)
Faith Wong, Hovid Bhl
Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceuticals
Shawn Brown, Generic Pharmaceutical Association of America
Martin Cross, Alphapharm
Maria Fabiana Jorge, MFJ International
Naomi Pearce, Chair IP Working Group of GMiA
Protecting the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in the TPPA
Dr Deborah Gleeson, La Trobe University
Professor Thomas Faunce, College of Law and College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment, Australian National University
Public Health in the Asia-Pacific Region
Peter Maybaruk, Public Citizen
Mary Assunta, Cancer Council Australia
Rob Lake, Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
Do Dang Dong, Vietnam Network of People Living with HIV
Matthew Cleary, Medicines Sans Frontiers, Australia
Saturday, March 3 at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations in Melbourne, Australia
03/03/2012 - 4:29pm
In Saturday’s session of TPP negotiations in Melbourne, Australia, expert-level negotiations continued on legal issues, investment, technical barriers to trade, rules of origin, intellectual property rights, labor, and horizontal issues.
Tomorrow, on-site stakeholders will be given the opportunity to present their views on the agreement directly to TPP negotiation teams. Approximately 250 stakeholders from Australia, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and the United States will be attending.
Round 11 of TPP Negotiations Begin in Melbourne, Australia
03/02/2012 - 4:23pm
On Friday, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators from the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam continued talks for the 11th round of TPP in Melbourne, Australia. Today’s negotiations focused on horizontal issues, investment, technical barriers to trade, labor, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, and legal issues.
The negotiations began on Thursday, when negotiators covered a broad range of topics including horizontal issues such as investment, technical barriers to trade, labor, intellectual property rights, rules of origin, and legal issues.
The goal of the TPP is to create an ambitious, 21st-century agreement that will enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs. The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and TPP will help open more markets to American businesses and exports.
Specifically, the TPP will feature new cross-cutting issues not previously included in trade agreements. In addition, the agreement focuses on integrating small- and medium-sized businesses more competitively to regional supply chains. Additional export opportunities for American businesses can help create more job opportunities for American workers, and will help grow the American economy.