The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and more than 5,000 pages of individual country schedules were released in October 2015 after five years of negotiations. Its transformation from a small agreement to one of the deepest and broadest trade deals ever, with 12 members, highlights the challenges of negotiating modern comprehensive trade agreements.
The Origins and Evolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations
Deborah Elms is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre, headquartered in Singapore. She is also a Senior Fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Deborah Elms; The Origins and Evolution of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations. Asian Survey 1 December 2016; 56 (6): 1017–1039. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.6.1017
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