NZRise has been active in advocating for an outcome to this process which is good for the NZ Digital sector. To this end we have presented directly to negotiators, from all countries, over a number of rounds of negotiations. As with other international agreements, we have held the position that extreme intellectual property regimes, such as those proposed by certain interests in the USA, hold back innovation, reduce competition and create unnecessary cost and restrictions on consumers.

Our position on the TPP is explained in the following two documents.

NZRise’s concerns on the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

and

Explanatory Note on NZRise position statement on Trans Pacfic Partnership Agreement