Auch wenn TPP (Trans-Pazifisches Handelsabkommen) fertig verhandelt wurde, könnte es sein, dass es nur nach der Wahl in 2016 durch den US-Kongress geht

Obwohl niemand wirklich weiß, was dieses Handelsabkommen enthält, da es noch geheimgehalten wird, suchen schon die  Handelsvertreter der Regierung nach berühmten Professoren, die für die Öffentlichkeit das Abkommen preisen und dafür werben könnten. Nach dem Motto: „Wir können mit Euch nicht teilen, was im TPP steht, aber wir möchten Euch gerne erzählen, wie toll es ist.“

Hier ein Briefbeispiel, das von den Professoren erhalten wurde:

From: Gainer, Mitch <>
Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Subject: USTR Trans-Pacific Partnership professor outreach

Dear Professor XXX,

The U.S Trade Representative is enthusiastic to inform you and your office that The Trans-Pacific Partnership has closed ministerial negotiations!

We believe that your expertise in labor standards in international trade would be significant in expanding the conversation about the benefits of this historic trade agreement to your larger community. I would be delighted to set up a call if you are interested in writing an op-ed, writing a blog post, doing research, or being on background for reporters – to highlight the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We would love to provide you with as much information as we can and answer any questions.

For more information about the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership take a look at It has detailed issue-by-issue fact sheets for the areas that TPP will address.

Please let me know if there is time that works for you in the next two weeks to talk. When you respond, please include Catherine Vegis at – thank you!


Mitch Gainer
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative