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[IWS] ADBI: THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT STEPS [20 December 2013]

IWS Documented News Service

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

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Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

ADBI Working Paper No. 447

 

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT STEPS [20 December 2013]

by Deborah Kay Elms

http://www.adbi.org/working-paper/2013/12/20/6050.trans.pacific.partnership.looking.ahead/

or

http://www.adbi.org/files/2013.12.20.wp447.trans.pacific.partnership.looking.ahead.pdf

[full-text, 16 pages]

 

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) represents the chance to set a trade agenda for the future across a wide range of topics for countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region. This means that the agreement should not be settled in haste. It also means that key decisions need to be reached about broader issues related to the institutional structure of the TPP. These decisions must be made now, before the deal is closed, on issues such as how to create the TPP as a living agreement, the formation of a TPP Secretariat, and the clarification of entry conditions for future members. - See more at: http://www.adbi.org/working-paper/2013/12/20/6050.trans.pacific.partnership.looking.ahead/#sthash.4J9c7ZAQ.dpuf

 

 

Contents

1. Introduction ................................................................................................................3

1.1 Unfinished Business in the Endgame .............................................................3

2. The Cluster Approach ................................................................................................3

3. A Living Agreement ...................................................................................................5

4. A Trans-Pacific Partnership Secretariat .....................................................................7

5. The Broader Relationship with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation .....................8

6. Implementation and Accession of New Members.....................................................10

6.1 Implementation ............................................................................................10

6.2 Accession of New Members .........................................................................10

6.3 Circling Back to the Living Agreement ..........................................................12

7. Conclusions .............................................................................................................12

References .........................................................................................................................13

 

 

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