Darrell Issa Asks To 'Observe' Next Round Of TPP Negotations
from the sweet-home-san-diego dept
Given that the next round of negotiations is in San Diego, and Rep. Darrell Issa's district covers part of San Diego, he thought he might as well drop by and "observe." He's sent the USTR a letter requesting the ability for him and some staffers to be present and observe the negotiations. It will be interesting to see how the USTR responds.
It has come to my attention that the 13th Round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will take place in San Diego, California from July 2-10, 2012. Given the immense impact that this agreement will have on many areas of the American economy, including intellectual property, I respectfully request that you allow me and certain members of my staff to be present as observers for this round of negotiations.
It is my hope that observing the negotiating process firsthand will help to alleviate some of my concerns about the process through which the agreement is being negotiated.