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TPP: Facing up to the realities

By Brierley Penn When a panel of business leaders in the US-NZ trade relationship took the stage during the second day of the Pacific Partnership Forum, the key takeaway from their discussion was unquestionable. The TPP must be completed as soon as possible, lest we witness the painfully slow crawl …

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Japanese Impact on TPP

How big an impact will Japan’s inclusion in the TPP talks have on the parties to the agreement? Who stands to gain the most? With Japan’s inclusion, TPP covers 38% of global GDP and 23% of world exports According to Petri et al (2013), Japan’s entry:− Lifts overall TPP gains …

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TPP Just Got More Important – Penny Macdonald

Last week, the WTO had a chance to haul itself out of the dreary post-Doha doldrums in which it has been languishing for years. Back in the day, with Uruguay Round exuberance echoing around the world, business coalitions and free trade activists would meet to discuss tactics and opportunities to …

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Show Up or Hand the Keys to China? – TPP in 2013

Comment  Watching TPP in 2012 was watching a chess game in slow motion.  It was clear that a lot of thinking was going on, there was much jostling for position and it got a bit personal at times as people seemed to be plotting feverishly to get all the pieces …

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Show me the Money – Penny Macdonald

Comment  Having been involved both directly and on the periphery of many trade negotiations over the past couple of decades, it is always intriguing to ferret around in the background to ascertain who is seeking to influence the process.? Who are the well-funded, ever present lobbyists with distinct commercial positions …

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“As transparent a way as possible” – US Head TPP Negotiator

Chief US Negotiator Barbara Weisel confronted charges that the TPP negotiations are not transparent during Wednesday’s TPP press conference. write my paper “We all have done as much as we can to meet with the stakeholders and this includes not just meetings at the round, but regularly in our own capitals to …

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Tech sector vital in trade talks

Getting along to the Trans Pacific Partnership stakeholders’ day was rather like being involved in a mad-cap version of speed-dating with less-than-optimal results. There were close on 80 presentations in four separate streams. All these in just over five hours with stakeholders and media zooming off like a giant locust …

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