The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is heralded as a 21st century “high standard” agreement taking on “cross cutting” issues of trade by going beyond traditional barriers to trade. The TPP is ddesigned to be dynamic and inclusive, having the capacity to constantly evolve and add new nations as trade partners. Due to the highly advanced nature of chapters under negotiation and the inclusivity of the partnership, members along with their external trade partners will feel the effects of the final TPP provisions. In intellectual property and regulatory coherence negotiations the United States has been particularly aggressive, exhibiting strategic geoeconomic interest in instituting its preferences into the chapters. The prerogatives the US is pushing carry major implications for the international trade system and global society.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is an ever-growing regional trade agreement designed to constantly expand membership and serve as a platform for regional economic integration around the Pacific. It takes on both explicit and implicit barriers to trade and with it negotiators are … more
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been heralded as a 21 st Century trade agreement, set to lower both explicit and implicit barriers to trade. The agreement was originally signed by Brunei, Chile, Singapore, and New Zealand in 2005 and was know as the Pacific Four (P4). The initial P4 group … more