As Professor Jane Kelsey announced on TDB, the TPPA signing is happening 4th February. The Government said it wasn’t true.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) free trade deal will be signed in New Zealand early next month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed.
News of the signing leaked out last week when Andres Rebolledo, director general of Chile’s economic relations bureau, confirmed the 12-nation free trade agreement would be signed on February 4, the International Trade Daily reported.
While the Government said at the time details were still being finalised, Mfat has now confirmed that New Zealand is set to host the TPPA signing event in Auckland, some time in early February.
So the Government have lied about the level of debate NZ would have by signing it before Parliament even opens, they have lied about how much money we are actually going to get from this forced trade deal, and they lied about it being signed here.
At some point NZers need to start demanding answers. TDB will have the details for the huge Town Hall meeting on the 26th of this month.
We are being lied to and misled. It’s time to step up.