Besides its potential to be the greatest “free trade agreement” in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is worth attention simply for the fact that its design and objectives are shrouded in complete secrecy. Currently made up of eleven countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States – the TPP has already completed sixteen stages of deliberation by participating governments and some 600 transnational corporations in private locations protected by locked doors and armed guards.

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