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The original TPPA was comprehensive and progressive

On 9th March of this year the Ardern/Peters government completed an impressive gymnastic feat which had been carefully choreographed over many, many years. In what is called the ‘opposition to government backflip’ Trade Minister David Parker signed the revised Transpacific Partnership Agreement in Chile proclaiming it to be both comprehensive and progressive. A backflip because Mr Peters, Ms Ardern, Mr Parker, Mr Robertson, Mr Twyford, Mr Hipkins and almost every single Labour and New Zealand First MP had rallied against, and indeed publicly protested against the original TPPA. So what changes were negotiated to make the TPPA so comprehensive . . .

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