Make TPPA information public

Sarah Mansell made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Sarah Mansell

Dear Minister of Trade,

I am concerned that the TPPA will not be in my best interests, and the fact that it is seemingly being kept as quiet as possible by the government only serves to arouse my suspicions. If there is nothing in it that will be to the detriment of New Zealanders, there should be no reason not to disclose its details. However, it is my belief that this act will be to the detriment of New Zealanders. Thus, I am making a formal request that the details of this document be made public so that New Zealand can have a say in its existence, as per our democratic right.

Yours faithfully,

Sarah Mansell.

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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 Sarah

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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