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Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP 11) to start on 30 December 2018 

Good news for all – six countries have ratified the commencement of TPP 11, which is the magic number to allow the agreement to commence (for those countries which have ratified the Agreement)

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This article was first published by Daily Cargo News, October 2018. 

A SENIOR trade lawyer says the Trans-Pacific Partnership still will be subject to a transparent review process before being implemented by the government.

The Maritime Union National Council recently passed a resolution describing the TPP-11 as enabling corporations to seek “unfettered access to Australian government contracts” and something that would “destroy Australian jobs”.

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Notwithstanding the issues associated with changes in the Australian Federal Government (including a new prime minister and new ministers for both Foreign Affairs and Trade), the process of approval of new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and parliamentary reviews of FTAs before enabling legislation is introduced to Parliament has continued. 

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was an ambitious 12 nation free trade agreement (FTA) which was entered into some time ago but had never been formally implemented even though its entry into force had been approved by New Zealand and Australia.

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On 17 January 2018 a series of media stories announced that Australia had initiated the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 'disputes' process against Canada in relation to measures maintained by the Canadian Government and a number of Canadian provinces governing the retail sale of wine.

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