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Infojustice: Chilean Senators want to open up the TPP

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 17:22 -- Danielle Gannon


Chilean senators are taking a stand to open up the ultra-secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership to public debate.

Article by Mike Palmedo for


Chilean Senators Navarro, Gomez and Tuma introduced a proyecto de acuerdo to the Senate that asks the President to open a public debate on the Transpacific  Partnership Agreement (TPP). It formally requests the President to provide “timely and accurate” information on the affects the agreement will have on Chile domestically, and on economic and international relations, including Chile’s trade relationship with China.

The request notes that both former Direcon Director Carlos Furche and economist Osvaldo Rosales have warned the TPP may not offer significant benefits to Chile, because it already has trade agreements with the other TPP members.