Information regarding the TPPA and its implications for New Zealanders

Paula made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Paula

Dear Minister of Trade, Tim Groser

Please release the draft text of the TPPA so it can be digested by the New Zealand public before it is law. This international agreement could curb New Zealanders' internet freedom and intellectual property rights among other things. In particular I am concerned about potential litigation from Foreign firms citing the TPPA as grounds for suing, as we are seeing in Australia with Plain Packaged Cigarettes.

Yours faithfully,

Paula McClelland

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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

On behalf of Hon Tim Groser, thank you for your email.  Your
correspondence has been noted and will be recorded.


All correspondence, including email,  is routed through our mail tracking
process.  Although e-mail increases the speed of delivery, the
“behind-the-scenes” efforts of the Minister’s staff in responding to
mail cannot always provide the kind of speedy response users of email may


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if it is
obvious that you are writing only to express a personal view your opinion
will be noted but a response beyond this acknowledgement may not be sent.


Thank you again.


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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

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Dear Paula McClelland

Please find attached the response from Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, to your OIA request.

Yours sincerely

Bibiana Marsh
Office of Hon Tim Groser
Minister of Trade | Minister for Climate Change Issues
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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