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Fears TPP trade agreement will vacuum Pacific resources

Fears TPP trade agreement will vacuum Pacific resources

Updated 13 March 2012, 12:33 AEDT

The Australian government is negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement with eight other countries, including the United States, New Zealand, Singapore, and Chile.

But Arnie Saiki, the coordinator of the Moana Nui Action Alliance in Hawaii, is warning the TPP agreement will vacuum up all the resources of the Pacific and leave a poisoned ocean in its wake.

Mr Saiki says the Trans-Pacific Partnership will give even less room for small Pacific Island countries to negotiate environmental regulations or economic benefits from their natural resources.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Arnie Saiki, coordinator of the Moana Nui Action Alliance in Hawaii

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