TPP to Expand Membership

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

TPP to Expand Membership

Chief negotiators from the 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pose in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Thursday. | KYODO

Chief negotiators from the 11 signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed this week to start accession talks with potential newcomers in 2019, when the free trade pact takes effect.  Thailand, Indonesia, Columbia, South Korea and Taiwan are reportedly seen as willing to join the revised accord, which was signed in March and is now formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.  The story is here.

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The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25. Source: asia.nikkei.com

The new TPP could create a new force for treatymaking unaligned with either China or the United States, according to new analysis from Bannon’s.

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Is the US heading back to the TPP? Not so fast

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

Is the US heading back to the TPP? Not so fast

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan.26. © Reuters

Although the US is opening the door to TPP, joining the accord now will take time.  Analysis of some of the challenges is here.

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New TPP Agreement to Be Signed, Without the United States, in March

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New TPP Agreement to Be Signed, Without the United States, in March

 

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The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership will sign a new pact without the United States on March 8 in Chile after overcoming differences on outstanding issues, including a request by Canada on cultural protection, Japan’s TTP minister announced.

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CNN: New Pacific trade deal could leave U.S. playing catchup

Is the TPP Agreement Dead? Maybe Not

 

 

 

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director,
Institute of International Economic Law

 

 

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Will the work that went into negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) go to waste?

The agreement cannot come into force unless ratified within two years by economies that constitute 85 per cent of the total GDP of the 12 members. This makes ratification by the United States and Japan indispensable. While President Trump is not noted for consistency of purpose, the prospect that he will not only reverse his stance on the TPP but also secure Congressional approval within two years is surely nil.

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