A Greener Trade Agreement: Approaches to Environmental Issues in the TPP Negotiations

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 521-542, September 2013

22 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2014

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Ching-wen Hsueh

National Chengchi University (NCCU) - Department of International Business; National Chengchi University

Date Written: September 27, 2013

Abstract

Twelve Pacific Rim countries are currently negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) Agreement. The TPP addresses free trade and environmental challenges to enhance the mutual support regarding trade and the environment. The purposes of this study were to identify the progress that the TPP might achieve concerning environmental protection, and to assess whether the TPP Agreement will be “greener” than other “twentieth-century” trade agreements. Based on the proposed substantive obligations in the environmental chapter, the TPP seems promising. Regarding the enforcement mechanism, however, shadows still remain.

Keywords: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, Environmental Chapter, MEAs, Environmentally Supportive Trade Rules

Suggested Citation

Hsueh, Ching-wen and Hsueh, Ching-wen, A Greener Trade Agreement: Approaches to Environmental Issues in the TPP Negotiations (September 27, 2013). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 521-542, September 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2385567

Ching-wen Hsueh (Contact Author)

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National Chengchi University (NCCU) - Department of International Business ( email )

Taipei City
Taiwan

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