Trade officials sign the TPP but it's still up to lawmakers to reject it

Top officials of countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are convening in New Zealand today to sign the final agreement. But for the TPP to actually go into force, countries need to ratify it. Each of the twelve TPP countries have differing procedures for doing this, however due to both political reasons and the terms of stipulated by the TPP, the agreement cannot go into force without the United States' ratification. That's why it's so critical that people in the U.S. demand congressional accountability over this deal and urge their lawmakers to vote no when the TPP comes before them for approval.

Country: Global

Domains: IPR IG

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: human rights, IPR, US, trade agreement, TPP

Posted on Wednesday 3 February 2016

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