We’ve only just buried the TPP. But already, our leaders are in Indonesia right now to push through an even bigger trade deal called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP.
The deal is so secret that we don’t know exactly what’s contained in the deal. Leaked documents however show us that RCEP contains TPP-like provisions that can lead to more expensive medicine, and give corporations rights to sue our governments.
Aussies like you killed the TPP because you didn’t believe in a corporate-backed trade deal that put profits over people and planet.
You can take down RCEP too by buying out a full page ad in a national newspaper during the talks -- which start this week. We need to act fast, and it can only happen with your support.
RCEP includes 10 ASEAN countries, plus India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. If passed, it will cover half the world’s population. Leaders are hoping that the deal will be finalised in mid 2017.
It looks like the deal will contain stronger rights for Big Pharma, which will push up the price of medicines for ordinary Australians like you and me. Leaks show that countries are discussing rules that give so much power to corporations by restricting our future governments from regulating in the public interest.
And the worst on the table is the right to sue our government in secret courts for laws that protect us but harm corporate profits, just like the TPP.
The RCEP deal’s strength lies in the fact nobody knows about it -- but we can turn that around.
Our leaders are trying to keep it under wraps -- and that’s why taking a full page ad out could scare them into rethinking that they can sneak this trade deal through.
This ad will cost upwards of $20,000 and it can only go ahead if you chip in. If you’re one of the 600 people in Australia who chip in about $35 today, we can get the ad locked in and maximise public opposition to this evil twin of the TPP.
You can help stop RCEP. Chip in to stop this TPP-like trade deal now.