Negotiators for the TPP have never shown any actual interest in taking the concerns of these public interest groups seriously.
TPP Negotiators Completely Ignored Public Interest Groups At Last Negotiations
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December 16, 2013

Via Techdirt:

We've noted in the past how little the USTR and other country negotiators wanted to hear from various "civil society" or public interest groups during the various negotiating rounds. However, at least they made some attempt to set up "stakeholder engagement" periods, in which concerned organizations could present their arguments. However, it appears that all that went completely out the window at the last negotiations in Singapore. According to a report from Deborah Gleeson, who was there, this time around, those groups were basically shunned entirely:


While civil society stakeholders have ...

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