Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)


18 Sep 2018

This report examines the development of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11), including an overview of the agreement, suspended provisions and the anticipated outcomes and benefits.


26 Apr 2018

The recently signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreements for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the latest version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), presents the United States with a tremendous opportunity. Ultimately, the U.S participating in a living and breathing agreement like CPTPP would cement America's status as...


8 Dec 2017

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.


7 Feb 2017

The TPP was an ambitious attempt to create a regional trade agreement for the Asia-Pacific. If it had been successfully completed, it would have linked 12 countries, 819 million people and almost 26 per cent of global trade. The TPP would have included significant trade...


23 Nov 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is right: The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a damaging deal and deserves to be killed off.

But he tells a half truth about why the trade accord among a dozen Pacific Rim nations is a bad deal. In Trump’s view, trade...


10 Nov 2016

It was an ambitious and controversial trade pact that would have covered nearly 40% of the global economy and solidified US leadership in the Asia-Pacific.

But Donald Trump's victory in the United States' presidential election has likely killed off the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which...

Briefing paper

11 Aug 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is a free trade agreement (FTA) seeking to establish new trade and investment opportunities for 12 countries on the Pacific Rim: Australia, the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru.

For Australia, the TPP...


20 Jan 2016

Malcolm Turnbull has directly lobbied US legislators to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which he describes as “a very critical part of America’s continued presence in the Asia-Pacific”.

Turnbull stressed the TPP’s importance in his talks with politicians on Capitol Hill, who included...


7 Jan 2016

On October 4, 2015, 12 Pacific Rim countries concluded negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If ratified by all, the agreement could raise GDP in member countries by an average of 1.1 percent by 2030. It could also increase member countries’ trade by 11 percent by...


9 Nov 2015

At first, the TPP promises much. It claims to stand for the interests of workers, all businesses, consumers and the poor. It aims to further integrate 12 economies of the Pacific Rim through trade liberalisation, increasing sustainable growth, building opportunities for businesses and consumers, and...


9 Nov 2015

In this policy perspective, CEDA examines:

Australia’s role in the Asia-Pacific region and the broader world; The benefits of well-structured bilateral trade agreements and how to realise them; How Australia can encourage the free movement of ideas and people; and How technology can shorten...


6 Nov 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) that will liberalise trade and investment between 12 Pacific-rim countries: New Zealand, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam.

As the Depositary of the TPP...


19 Aug 2015

Activists and environmentalists take note. In this special essay, Dr Lissa Johnson explains how to make people give a damn.

The Federal Court decision to set aside environmental approval for Adani’s Charmichael mega-mine has been hailed as ‘a great example of democracy in action’....


25 Jun 2015

This report argues that that Australia's current process for treaty-making falls short on a number of counts, and recommends changes.


As this report on Australia's treaty-making process was being finalised the China- Australia Free Trade Agreement—a major trade deal some ten...

Conference paper

14 May 2015

Low carbon Transport on the move Conference Objectives:

- Promote a common understanding between the US and Australia of sustainable transport

- Bring into focus the technologies and policies required to support and enhance a sustainable transport system in each country



29 Apr 2015

For decades New Zealand’s trade diplomacy outlook was decidedly gloomy. Yet, soon, the country could have preferential trade deals with 5 out of the top 5 export destinations and 17 out of the top 20.

Bilateral deals like the 2008 one with China (New...


20 Nov 2014

Creative Commons is the global standard for open content. There are active CC communities on every continent on earth.

When open licenses become a requirement on publicly funded resources, they have the potential to massively reduce costs and increase access to use and reuse...


18 Oct 2012

With global trade negotiations stalled, Australia is attempting to navigate between the competing demands of two giants, writes Jock Given in Inside Story.

IT didn’t look like it at the time, but 1995, the year the World Trade Organization started its work, may have...


18 Nov 2010

Officials will resume negotiations for a trans-Pacific free trade agreement next month. In Inside Story, Jock Given looks at the potential impact on culture and information industries.

THE FREE TRADE agreement Australia signed in 2004 seemed like the last one that would ever matter...



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