The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Development of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement: Services Liberalization and Investment Protection

Draft chapter in David Gantz and Jorge Huerta-Goldman (eds), The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreements: Its Substance and Impact on International Trade, NAFTA, and Other FTAs (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)

27 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2016

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Tania Voon

University of Melbourne - Law School

Andrew D. Mitchell

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: September 10, 2016

Abstract

This draft chapter compares the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) with the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement, reflecting on relevant developments in the Australia-United States relationship including with respect to agriculture and biologic medicines. The chapter focuses on the chapters on services and investment, addressing areas such as electronic commerce, investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS), and the 'carve-out' of tobacco control measures from ISDS in the TPP. The comparison of investment in the two treaties is particularly of interest given the exclusion of ISDS in the AUSFTA and its inclusion (except as between Australia and New Zealand) in the TPP.

Keywords: TPP, trade, investment, services, international economic law

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Voon, Tania and Mitchell, Andrew D., The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Development of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement: Services Liberalization and Investment Protection (September 10, 2016). Draft chapter in David Gantz and Jorge Huerta-Goldman (eds), The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreements: Its Substance and Impact on International Trade, NAFTA, and Other FTAs (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2850381

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