Oct 282013
 
M. Bachelet. Photo by Agência Brasil (CC-BY)

Michelle Bachelet. Photo: Agência Brasil (CC-BY)

Chilean Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet has released a platform that includes a chapter on external relations, including trade policy.

Michelle Bachelet recommends that Chile undertake a “thorough review of the scope and implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership.”  She warns that the agreement may become an “indirect renegotiation” of US-Chile Free Trade Agreement, that could “weaken already established agreements in intellectual property, pharmaceuticals, public procurement, services and investments.”

The full document  on Chile’s external relations is here.  (Thanks to @PepoCardenasT for sending this along.)

And here is the original text from the platform on External Relations:

Tenemos preocupación ante la urgencia por negociar el acuerdo Transpacific Partnership (TPP). Para velar por el interés de Chile se debe hacer una revisión exhaustiva de sus alcances e implicaciones. Para nuestro país es prioritario impedir aspectos cuestionables que pudieran surgir en este acuerdo, pues, mal manejado, se transformaría en una renegociación indirecta de nuestro TLC con EEUU, debilitando acuerdos ya establecidos en materia de propiedad intelectual, farmacéuticos, compras públicas, servicios e inversiones, o llevaría a la instalación de nuevas normas en el sector financiero.

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