Finding Truth: The Trans-Pacific Partnership Made for U.S. Global Domination

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership has several issues about the United States in regards to the control with limiting /minimizing regulation, helping corporate interest on an international level, and inflicting fiercer standards of Intellectual Property (IP). Those arguments show its validity in various aspects of the agreement and there is no coincidence that the U.S. led and pushed for the proposals. However, while the United States proposes for the reformation of international laws it incorporates Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam as signatory nations that fall under U.S. global domination. Throughout the research I could not find much discussion about how the public health and Intellectual Property (IP) display traces of neoliberal influence. My objective of this paper is to discuss how the U.S. uses the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement as a strategic element to increase their power in different areas by connecting three of their TPP proposals.

To further understand and reach my objective, I have formatted my paper into three main sections. In the first section, I present the topic of pharmaceutical companies. In the first part of the section are the four provisions that would involve patents and how it would begin the creation of monopolistic companies. I then mention on how the pharmaceutical companies would then have the access to increase drug prices and the consequences it has on consumers. In my second I focus on HIV/AIDS drugs and provide the problem and how it has affected developing countries. In my last section I focus on food safety regulations. I explain the three ways that the international markets have been used as dominating consumer acceptance. I...

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