April 24, 2012 | By Maira Sutton

Anti-TPP Ad in the Washington Post

Japanese agricultural and industrial organizations have paid for a wrap ad in the Washington Post today publicizing their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ahead of a summit meeting on April 30th between Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and President Barack Obama. The coalition has put out the ad in the U.S. paper in order to raise awareness and rally Americans against this trade agreement.


The ad makes it clear that there is growing internal Japanese opposition to this agreement around its chapters regarding agricultural tariffs. EFF specifically opposes the intellectual property chapter of the TPP, which would rewrite global rules on IP enforcement in a way that dangerously excludes any civil society or public input into the agreement. It is encouraging to see growing vocal resistance against such an overreaching secretive international agreement.

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