Transparency in TPPA or TPP negotiations.

Chris Lawrence made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Chris Lawrence

Dear Minister of Trade,

Please release any and all documents pertaining to the negotiations for and containing the text of, the TPPA. or TPP whichever acronym is suitable for the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations.This international agreement has the potential to curb New Zealanders' internet freedom and intellectual property rights as well as much more, and should not be negotiated by any Ministers of the Crown without the text being available for the citizens of this democracy to scrutinize.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Lawrence

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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

Attachment OIA Response TPP.pdf
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Dear Chris Lawrence

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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