Release to tpp

Pascal made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Pascal

Dear Minister of Trade,
Please release the text that is inside the Trans-Pacific
I believe that if signed, the TPPA will threaten the
sovereignty of New Zealand, and all the negotiations have been
This international agreement could curb New Zealanders' internet
freedom and intellectual property rights among other things. But
Kiwis still doesn't know everything that TPPA contains, and
we want to know what it means for us if our government were to sign
Could this TPPA affect the ability of New Zealanders to invest in organics and operate businesses that want to be biogro certified? How will this affect peoples freedoms to save seed? Will it be legal to save seeds in primary schools?
If Malaysia can release TPPA text before it’s signed and say no
deal without “fast track”, why can't NZ?
Secret negotiations are not democratic, we have a right to know what is in the text and what the plans are for our country.

Yours faithfully,
Pascal Gillies

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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 Pascal

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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