The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations: Some Outstanding Issues for the Final Stretch

Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy (AJWH), Vol. 8:371, September 2013

21 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2014  

Deborah K. Elms

Asian Trade Centre

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Date Written: January 6, 2014

Abstract

Negotiations in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) are reaching the end-Game. After more than three years of hard bargaining, the twelve members are down to the most sensitive issues: some agricultural products, textiles, intellectual property, state-owned enterprises, and a dispute resolution system. In addition, officials have to begin thinking about the longer term. How will the agreement be ratified and implemented? How will new members join? How can a living agreement be created? How can the TPP be expanded into the Free Trade area of the Asia-Pacific in APEC? Finally, how will the TPP affect the global trading system?

Keywords: TPP, living agreement, FTAAP, international trade

Suggested Citation

Elms, Deborah K., The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations: Some Outstanding Issues for the Final Stretch (January 6, 2014). Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy (AJWH), Vol. 8:371, September 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2375056

Deborah K. Elms (Contact Author)

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