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TPP dream now a nightmare


Jomo Kwame Sundaram says Malaysians deserve better and pulling out of the CPATPP would be a good place to start.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram says Malaysians deserve better and pulling out of the CPATPP would be a good place to start.

THE Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) offered very little gain to Malaysia. Trade growth claims in government commissioned pro-TPPA reports were premised on access to the US market, which is no longer on offer with TPP11, now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPATPP).

However, the most onerous aspects -- such as enhanced IPRs and ISDS -- remain, threatening the national and public interest.

   

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