Drag the Trans-Pacific FTA Negotiations Out of the Shadows
The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement is a massive new trade pact for the Pacific Rim that U.S. negotiators are pressing hard to complete this year.
Despite eleven major rounds of negotiations, the U.S. Trade Representative has refused to make any of its negotiating proposals available for public scrutiny. Meanwhile, an estimated 600 corporate lobbyists have ongoing access to the negotiating texts as so-called "cleared advisors."
On March 7, 2012, Senate Trade Subcommitte Chair Ron Wyden pressed the USTR to publish portions of its Trans-Pacific FTA proposals online for public review. Please thank Senator Wyden for doing so, and urge him to continue pressing for transparency in these far-reaching negotiations.