Prime Minister Abe recently announced that Japan would participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, with all other Trans-Pacific Partnership parties now having accepted Japan.1 This trade demarche is viewed as a key part of ‘Abenomics’ (Petri, Plummer and Zhai 2013). Although the dye has been cast, the debate in Japan has not ended.
Estimating the effect of the TPP on Japan’s growth
Yasuyuki Todo, 11 May 2013
The surprise end game in global trade
Kati Suominen, 20 December 2012
With President Obama looking on, China orchestrated the launch of negotiations for a tripartite free trade deal with Korea and Japan during the recent East Asia Summit. But as much as China is assumed to be the new powerbroker in global commerce, Beijing’s moves are reactionary.
A Big Deal: Canada and Mexico join the Pacific Trade Pact
Claude Barfield, 1 August 2012
The most significant development during the G20 summit in Mexico occurred on the sidelines and was largely buried in media reports. It was the decision to invite Canada and Mexico to join negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
TPP negotiations, anticipatory trade creation, and implications for European trade policy
Florian Mölders, Ulrich Volz, 23 March 2012
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has been under negotiation since 2010. TPP negotiations build on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (P4) between Brunei Darussalam, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore, which was signed in June 2005 and entered into force in May 2006.
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