Unlocking The Secretive Trans Pacific Trade Deal

Staff Writer | Aljazeera America | February 13, 2014

The Trans Pacific Partnership is the largest proposed trade deal in history impacting everything from how we use the internet to prescription drug prices. Public interest groups don’t have access to the negotiations, which involve 11 countries plus the U.S., but corporate lobbyists do. Given the potential for change, should the public have a say? 

On this episode of The Stream, we'll speak to:

Maira Sutton @maira
Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Bernard Gordon
Author, America's Trade Follies

Melinda St. Louis @PCGTW
International Campaigns Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Joshua Meltzer @JoshuaPMeltzer
Fellow, Brookings Institution

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Twelve countries make up the Trans Pacific Partnership, (TPP) although more nations could join before the treaty is finalized. If successful, the agreement would eliminate most tariffs on nearly $2 trillion in goods and services exchanged across the pacific ocean and has the potential to be the largest trade agreement in history. [...]