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03/09/2016
Antoni Estevadeordal

On February 4, 2016, after five years of negotiations, the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) signed the trade pact, considered to be the highest standard trade agreement to date.[1] The TPP includes not only traditional measures such as the reduction or elimination of tariffs, but also provisions on contemporary topics like trade facilitation, support for small- and mediu

11/01/2015
Asia Development Bank (ADB)

This is the 13th issue of the ARIC newsletter focused on cross-border infrastructure, trade, investment, money, finance and regional public goods. The November-December 2015 issue includes news on the TPP negotiations, financial integration among APEC countries and the Philippines-Chile FTA.

01/22/2016
Petros C. Mavroidis

Trade friction today is largely due to regulatory diversity as contemporary markets are chiefly segmented through non-tariff barriers. The purpose of the paper is to enquire into regulatory cooperation and coherence in the context of the world trade regime.

01/22/2016
Kati Suominen

This paper examines the implications of this new era of regionalism and offers recommendations on how the system of RTAs can best be leveraged to advance trade and development.

01/22/2016
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Richard Samans

World trade has experienced a significant slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis. Over this period, the global ratio of trade expansion to income growth has halved. An effective global trade and investment system is crucial for reinvigorating economic growth and confronting 21st century global challenges.

02/01/2016
Asia Development Bank (ADB)

This issue of the Asia Regional Integration Center's bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news on trade, investment, cross-border infrastructure, and regional public goods among other topics, in the Asia-Pacific region. The newsletter also provides updates on RTAs from Korea, Philippines, Australia, and China as well as the TPP.

11/12/2015
Simon Evenett

The G20’s principal task of reviving global economic growth has never been easy – it is harder now that world trade is contracting. World trade growth isn’t slowing down – the latest available monthly data compiled for this report suggests that it has been falling in volume and value terms through 2015.

01/29/2016
Robert Z. Lawrence

To decide which of these studies is more credible, three questions should be asked: First, is the model that is used appropriate for exploring trade policy? Second, has the TPP been depicted in that model in a sensible way? And third, are the results of the model credible?

02/01/2016
Peter A. Petri, Michael G. Plummer, Caroline Freund, Tyler Moran, Sarah Oliver, Cullen S. Hendrix, Barbara Kotschwar, Kimberly Ann Elliott, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Anna Gelpern, Theodore H. Moran, Lindsay Oldenski

After five and a half years of negotiations, the Barack Obama administration concluded the most ambitious free trade deal of the postwar era on October 5, 2015.

01/01/2016
The World Bank

On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. If ratified, the agreement could raise member country GDP by an average of 1.1 percent by 2030, and increase trade by 11 percent over the same period, according to an analysis in the January 2016 Global Economic Prospects report.

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