Southeast Asia from Scott Circle

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of negotiating partners, ranging from highly developed Japan to lower-income Vietnam. Some U.S. partners in the negotiations are reluctant to close the talks without assurances that a deal with the United States will stick and will not be picked apart by Congress.

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Topics: TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY (TPA) LABOR ENVIRONMENT TRADE-RELATED ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (TRIPS)

Regions: UNITED STATES

Authors: MURRAY HIEBERT SCOTT MILLER

Publishing Institution: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

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