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School of Law at the University of Auckland to identify and critically
evaluate the potential implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Agreement.
It is no longer being maintained. For updates on the TPPA from a New Zealand civil society
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Where is the US in Asia's future?

south-pacific-islands12 February 2010: The American Enterprise Institute's Claude Barfield recently wrote on the future of trade relations between the US and the South Pacific. In his most recent opinion piece (originally appearing on East Asia Forum), he advocates a broad US role in the construction of a "new Asian economic architecture". Like many free traders in Australia and New Zealand, they're now arguing that TPP will be the best mechanism for President Barack Obama to develop this.

 

"We made the case for the Obama administration to move with dispatch in asserting U.S. leadership in the construction of a new Asian economic architecture that would be broad and inclusive. And we argued that the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPP) agreement was an ideal vehicle through which to achieve this goal."

 

Read the full article here.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 June 2010 04:01
 
Vietnam joins TPP negotiations as partnering member

Vietnam_FlagMarch 21, 2009. VNBusinessNews - Viet Nam has been officially approved to taken part in Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations as a “partnering member,” according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 June 2010 03:57
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