Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States

October 5, 2017

The withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in early 2017 led the remaining 11 countries in that trade and investment agreement to explore alternative ways to sustain economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region. This Working Paper shows that, without the United States, these 11 countries can achieve significant gains from high-quality, TPP-like agreements among themselves, and from what might have to be a less rigorous but wider agreement in a separate, 16-member Asian trade negotiation, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Read Full Material: Link


Topics: MEGA-REGIONAL AGREEMENT

Authors: PETER A. PETRI MICHAEL G. PLUMMER SHUJIRO URATA FAN ZHAI

Publishing Institution: PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

RTA

Other Research

RTA

Facilitation 2.0: Services and Trade in the Digital Age

October 1, 2018

Although services facilitation is recent topic of discussion at the World Trade Organization, it is not novel in the context of regional trade agreements (RTAs), where provisions on increased trans... READ MORE

RTA

Facilitation 2.0: E-Commerce and Trade in the Digital Age

September 27, 2018

With a growing number of transactions available on the internet, the interconnection between regulatory issues creates unprecedented complexities for both transaction subjects and policymakers. Thr... READ MORE