This TPP they’re talking about “fast-tracking” in Congress is taxation without representation (who’s to say there isn’t a tax hidden there somewhere?), and most certainly extortion without representation.
No way it’s free trade, it’s managed trade, where the biggest international companies, including the state-owned ones, call the shots.
A true “free trade” agreement needs NO secrecy AT ALL. One sentence. Government “A” will lay no tarrifs at all on goods that private parties import from nation “B”, and government “B” will assess no tariffs at all on goods that private parties import from nation “A”.
One paragraph. If your home-based companies howl too much about the home-based consumers having cheaper alternatives, then give add a transitional period with an immovable irrevocable deadline date after a reasonable period. Like one month, the same notice the biggest companies give their own consumers. Done.