TPP

5:22pm

Thu March 6, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Contemplating the local impact from America’s next supersized trade deal

Yard signs placed in front of hotels in Leesburg, VA during TPP negotiations in September 2012
Flickr user Public Citizen

 

Trade representatives from twelve countries have been discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership for four years. They’re discussing removing tariffs, protecting the environment, and stopping the piracy of copyrighted  material - all in the name of freer international trade.

Not much is known about what’s in this agreement, but based on what’s been leaked, here’s what we think we know about a couple of key components that will affect Californians: cows and computers.

On the farm

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12:00am

Tue November 19, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is in the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade agreement?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the highly secretive, multi-national trade agreement between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations. WikiLeaks has released a chapter focusing on patents, the medical establishment, and a whole section devoted to copyright and trademark issues. Why does Trans Pacific Partnership agreement matter? And how is it going to impact you? Join the conversation and call in with your question with Matt Martin and you.

Guests:

Vinod Aggarwal, professor of political science at UC Berkeley

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10:43pm

Mon June 10, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

  

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