Maxim Brown made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Maxim Brown

Dear Minister of Trade, I am requesting that the draft text of the TPPA is made public. I am deeply shocked that something that can affect the public in this way is being kept behind closed doors. There is nothing good about this deal. Why would we allow corporations to take over our sovereignty and our rights to things like safe food and affordable medicine? The public would not agree to this in a million years.

Yours faithfully,

Maxim Brown

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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 Maxim Brown

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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