Trade and Transparency


This page contains information of transparency on Trade-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, with background information from previous international trade negotiations concerns arising from ACTA. (For more information on TPP, click here; for more information on ACTA, click here.)

A.    PIJIP Documents

 1. PIJIP Letter to USTR on Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright in TPP

2. PIJIP Public Interest Analysis of the U.S. TPP Proposal for an IP Chapter

3. ACTA Public Comments: Submission of Legal Academics

4. Academics’ Letter to President Obama on ACTA

5. Text of Urgent ACTA Communique  at American University Washington College of Law, June 23, 2010

6. Law Professors’ Letter to Senate Finance Committee on ACTA Provisions, May 16, 2012

B.    Letters of Government Officials on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

1. Letter from Over 130 Members of the House of Representatives to USTR Seeking for Greater Transparency in the TPP

2. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s Letter to President Obama on Pharmaceutical Pricing and TPP, June 1, 2011

3. Four Senators’ letter to USTR calling for transparency on TPP Negotiation

4. Civil Society letter urging Congress to replace fast track on TPP, March 4, 2013

5. Rep. Mark Pocan and 35 other lawmakers’ letter to Sander M. Levin on TPP and Trade Promotion Authority,  June 7, 2013

6. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s letter to Mr. Michael Froman on TPP, June 13, 2013

7. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)’s Public Statement on secrecy of TPP, June 18, 2013

8. Senator Ron Wyden’s Statement on the confirmation of Michael Froman to be the USTR Rep, June 19, 2013

C.   Other Documents (Efforts for Ensuring Transparency) 

1. Introduction and the Text of 2012 U.S. Model Bilateral Investment Treaty by USTR

2. European Parliament resolution on the transparency and state of play of the ACTA negotiations, March 10, 2010

3. Senator Ron Wyden’s  Introduction of Congressional Oversight over Trade Negotiations Act, May 23, 2012 

4. Rep. Walter Jones’s Resolution on increased transparency in the negotiations of TPP, 112th Congress, 2d Sess., H. Res. 767 IH, August 2, 2012

5. Senator Ron Wyden’ Keynote Address to the National Foreign Trade Council on Trade Promotion Authority, October 9, 2013



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