Termination Rights in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

I co-wrote this piece on termination rights in the TPP.

Regardless of the intent behind the provision, it is clear that the lack of transparency regarding the TPP is a problem. In 1999, much of the outrage was directed at the manner in which the Glazier amendment was added to an unrelated bill—“No hearings were held, no public debate took place, and no member of Congress sponsored the act[ion].

When intellectual property policy is taken up in the trade context, that very lack of democracy and transparency becomes the standard.