Thursday, November 5, 2015

Final text of TPPA released

The final text of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has been released, a month after conclusion of the negotiations in Atlanta.

Members of the public can access the text at

The New Zealand International Trade and Industry Ministry’s website is the depository of the TPPA text.

The text can also be downloaded from 6pm Thursday at

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (pic) said in a statement that with the availability of the text, the two cost benefit analysis by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Isis) and PricewaterhouseCoopers will be completed in two weeks.

He reiterated the TPPA text would be tabled in Parliament early next year for debate.

He also said the ministry and relevant agencies will continue to engage various parties to explain the benefits of the TPPA.

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