Signatures}

Name

Position

Party

Parliamentary Position

Australia*

Peter Whish-Wilson

Spokesperson on Trade

Green Party

Member of the Senate

*[See Annex of Australian Labor Party motion carried by the Australian Senate on December 11, 2013 seeking release of the TPP text before it is signed.]

Canada

Don Davies

Spokesperson for International Trade

New Democratic Party

Member of Parliament

Marc-Andrew Morin

Member of the Standing Committee on International Trade

New Democratic Party

Member of Parliament

Laurin Liu

Member of the Standing Committee on International Trade

New Democratic Party

Member of Parliament

Elizabeth May

Leader

Green Party

Member of Parliament

Chile

[See Annex the letter of 34 deputies and 15 senators dated 8 December 2013 seeking release of TPP text]

Japan

Mizuho Fukushima

Ex-Minister of State for Special Missions

Social Democratic Party

House of Councillors

Takako Suzuki

Member of the House Committee on Judicial Affairs

New Party Daichi

House of Representatives

Katsumasa Suzuki

Secretary General of the Party

People's Life First

House of Representatives

Tomoko Kami

Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,

Director of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bureau of the Party

Japanese Communist Party

House of Councillors

Takashi Shinohara

Vice Secretary General of the Party, Chairperson of Diet Members’ Caucus to Cautiously Consider the TPP

Democratic Party of Japan

House of Representatives

Akio Fukuta

Member of the House Committee on Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Administration

Democratic Party of Japan

House of Representatives

Eri Tokunaga

Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Bureau Chief of Diet Members’ Caucus to Cautiously Consider the TPP

Democratic Party of Japan

House of Councillors

Tomoko Abe

Member of the House Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare

Independent

House of Representatives

Shizuka Kamei

Ex-Minister of Transport

Independent

House of Representatives

Taro Yamamoto

Member of the House Committee on Cabinet

Independent

House of Councillors

Malaysia

Mahfuz Omar

Vice-president Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Kamarudin Jaffar

Member of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia National Central Committee

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Head of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia National Unity Bureau

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Raja Kamarul Bahrin

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Khalid bin Abd Samad

Central Committee member Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Siti Mariah binti Mahmud

Parti Islam Se-Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Gooi Hsiao Leung

Vice-chairman of Parti Keadilan Rakyat Kedah

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Azman Ismail

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Johari Abdul

Member of Parti Keadilan Rakyat National Supreme Council

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

N Surendran

Vice-president Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Sim Tze Tzin

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Lee Boon Chye

Vice-president Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Mohamad Imran Abd Hamid

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Fuziah Salleh

Vice-president Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Sivarasa K. Rasiah

Vice-president Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

G. Manivannan Gowindasamy

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Abdullah Sani bin Abdul Hamid

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Tan Kee Kwong

Former Deputy Land and Cooperative Development Minister, PKR Supreme Council member

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Nurul Izzah Anwar

Member of the Parliamentary Caucus on the TPP, Vice-president Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Mohd Idris bin Jusi

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Ignatius Dorrel Leiking

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Zuraida binti Kamaruddin,

Head of Women’s Wing of Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Mohd Rafizi bin Ramli

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Wong Chen

Member of the Parliamentary Caucus on the TPP, chair of Parti Keadilan Rakyat Trade and Investment Bureau

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Hee Loy Sian

Parti Keadilan Rakyat

Pakatan Rakyat

Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj

Member of the Parliamentary Caucus on the TPP, founding member and central committee member of Parti Sosialis Malaysia

Parti Sosialis Malaysia

Pakatan Rakyat

Charles Anthony R. Santiago

Member of the Parliamentary Caucus on the TPP

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Sim Chee Keong

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Liew Chin Tong

Democratic Action Party political education director, DAP central executive council member

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Teo Nie Ching

Assistant publicity secretary Democratic Action Party

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Wong Sze Phin

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Julian Tan Kok Ping

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Kasthuriraani Patto

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Zairil Khir Johari

Member of the Central Executive Committee of the Democratic Action Party

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Ng Wei Aik

Assistant Publicity Secretary Democratic Action Party

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Ooi Chuan Aun

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Nga Kor Ming

Assistant National Treasurer Democratic Action Party

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Su Keng Siong

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Ngeh Koo Ham

Member of DAP's Central Committee and head of the Perak state committee

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Ko Chung Sen

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Ong Kian Ming

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Gobind Singh Deo

Secretary of Democratic Action Party national legal bureau

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Pua Kiam Wee

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Sim Tong Him

Democratic Action Party

Pakatan Rakyat

Mexico

Alejandro Encinas

Presidente de la Comisión de Puntos Constitucionales del Senado de la República
de facto Subcoordinador de la bancada de PRD en el Senado

Partido Revolucionario Democrático

Senador

New Zealand*

Russel Norman

Co-leader and Spokesperson on TPP

Green Party

Member of Parliament

Metiria Turei

Co-leader

Green Party

Member of Parliament

Winston Peters

Leader and Trade Spokesperson, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand First

Member of Parliament

Tracey Martin

Deputy Leader

New Zealand First

Member of Parliament

Hone Harawira

Leader

Mana Party

Member of Parliament

Tariana Turia

Co-Leader

Maori Party

Member of Parliament

Te Ururoa Flavell

Co-Leader

Maori Party

Member of Parliament

*[See Annex of New Zealand Labour Party motion proposed to the New Zealand House of Representatives Senate on February 11, 2014 seeking release of the TPP text before it is signed.]

Peru

Marisol Espinoza Cruz

Vicepresidenta de la República

Bancada Nacionalista Gana Perú

Congresista

Claudia Coari Mamani

Bancada Nacionalista Gana Perú

Congresista

José León Rivera

Ex ministro de Agricultura

Bancada Perú Posible

Congresista

Daniel Mora Zevallos

Presidente de la Comisión de Educación, Ex ministro de Defensa

Bancada Perú Posible

Congresista

Mesías Guevara Amasifuén

Secretario general del partido Acción Popular

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Jorge Rimarachín Cabrera

Presidente de la Comisión de Descentralización

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Leonardo Agustín Inga Vásquez

Presidente de la Comisión de Vivienda

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Verónika Mendoza Frisch

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Manuel Dammert Ego Aguirre

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Rosa Mávila León

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Yonhy Lescano Ancieta

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Manuel Merino de Lama

Bancada Frente Amplio - Acción Popular

Congresista

Norman Lewis Del Alcázar

Presidente de la Comisión Agraria

Bancada Unión Regional

Congresista

Mariano Portugal Catacora

Bancada Unión Regional

Congresista

Vicente Zeballos Salinas

Presidente de la Comisión de Fiscalización

Bancada Solidaridad Nacional

Congresista

Gustavo Rondón Fudinaga

Bancada Solidaridad Nacional

Congresista

Carmen Rosa Núñez De Acuña

Bancada Solidaridad Nacional

Congresista

Virgilio Acuña Peralta

Bancada Solidaridad Nacional

Congresista

María Soledad Pérez Tello

Bancada PPC - APP

Congresista

Alberto Beingolea Delgado

Bancada PPC - APP

Congresista

Cecilia Tait

Bancada Unión Regional

Congresista

USA

[See Annex of letters from Members of the US Congress seeking release of TPP text]

Press release}

  • 11 Feb 14
Parliamentarians call for the release of Trans-Pacific Partnership text to enable scrutiny and debate

Senior legislators from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Peru today issued a joint letter seeking the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) before it is signed, to enable detailed scrutiny and public debate. The signatories include political party leaders and legislators who currently or previously held senior political office in their national governments.

In 2009 the parties to the negotiations agreed that the text for the agreement would not be released until the negotiations are concluded, and all documents other than the text will be held in confidence until four years after the agreement comes into force, or the last round of negotiations if the agreement is not concluded.

The joint letter of legislators states:

"We, the undersigned legislators from countries involved in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, call on the parties to the negotiation to publish the draft text of the agreement before any final agreement is signed with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate."

Oxfam and Article 19, the global organisations who jointly published the letter today, are amongst many NGOs who have raised concerns about transparency and accountability with negotiators.

Legislators from the United States of America, Mexico, Australia and Chile have also earlier made similar statements seeking release of the text before it is signed.

The Ministers of Trade from the twelve participating countries in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will convene in Singapore from 22 to 25 February 2014. According to the parties the negotiations are entering their final stages.

The letter and its list of signatories, along with the links to similar statements, can be accessed at www.tppmpsfortransparency.org.

Annex}

USA

Letters from Congress appended dated:

(05/23/2012): Senate Finance Subcommittee on Trade Chair Ron Wyden Floor Statement on TPP Secrecy, Undue Corporate Influence while Introducing Transparency Bill

(06/27/2012): 132 Members of Congress Call for Transparency and Congressional Consultation in TPP Negotiations (see the letter here)

(06/25/2012): Senators Speak Out Against Lack of Transparency In TPP Negotiations

(06/19/2013): Senator Warren Opposes Nomination of Froman for USTR; Cites Need for Transparency in TPP Negotiations

(06/18/2013): Representative Grayson Becomes First Member of Congress to View Secret Trade Agreement

(06/13/2013): Letter from Senator Elizabeth Warren to USTR Nominee Michael Froman calling for transparency in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and a release of the negotiating texts

(06/11/2013): 36 Freshmen in the House of Representatives Call for Increased Transparency in in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations, Express Concerns with TPP and Oppose Fast Track in Letter to Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin

(08/06/2013): Bipartisan congressional letter to USTR Froman calls for a balanced approach to intellectual property and increased transparency in TPP negotiations

Australia

Australian Labor Party motion carried by the Australian Senate on December 11, 2013 seeking release of the TPP text before it is signed:

Moved by Senator Penny Wong (Shadow Trade Minister)

That the Senate—

resolves That the Australian Senate and the people of Australia are entitled to scrutinise proposed agreements before signing; and

orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, the full text of the proposed Korea Australia Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and other bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements at least 14 days before signing.

Question agreed to.

Chile

Letter of 34 deputies and 15 senators dated 8 December 2013 (English version).

Peru

Motion of Congress dated 28 August 2013.

New Zealand

The New Zealand Labour Party proposed the following a motion to the New Zealand House of Representatives Senate on February 11, 2014:

That the House call on the New Zealand Government to publish the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before any final agreement is signed, with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate; either when it is made public by the United States Congress, or not less than 14 days prior to its signing in New Zealand; whichever is the earlier.

The government objected to the motion, which meant is was unable to be read to the House.

Other

Agreement of negotiating parties not to release text.