The Trans‐Pacific Partnership: Suddenly a ‘Game Changer’

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Bryan Christopher Mercurio

Chinese University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law; University of New South Wales - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 2014

Abstract

This article argues that the entry of Canada, Mexico and most importantly Japan has dramatically shifted the prospects and potential impact of the TPP. More specifically, the article offers four reasons why the entry of Canada, Mexico and Japan has transformed the TPP from a potentially failed agreement of limited economic significance and great geopolitical risk to a ‘game changer’ for the region and beyond. The article also recognizes that while the entry of Canada, Mexico and Japan has transformed the TPP negotiations, their entry comes with some potentially serious risks. The article discusses three specific risks the new entrants bring to the negotiations.

Suggested Citation

Mercurio, Bryan Christopher, The Trans‐Pacific Partnership: Suddenly a ‘Game Changer’ (November 2014). The World Economy, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1558-1574, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2529520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/twec.12212

Bryan Christopher Mercurio (Contact Author)

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University of New South Wales - Faculty of Law

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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