February 12, 2021
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
By Daisuke Akimoto
The U.S. was critical in convincing Japan to join the trade pact. Now Tokyo wants to bring Washington back into the fold.
January 14, 2021
China Won’t Rush to Join CPTPP. Neither Should the US.
By Alex Yu-Ting Lin and Saori N. Katada
Patience – and careful attention to laying the domestic groundwork – would benefit both countries more than a race to join the trade pact.
December 01, 2020
With RCEP Complete, China Eyes CPTPP
By Hemant Adlakha
Is President Xi Jinping’s statement desire to join the CPTPP a signal of reconciliation to the new Biden administration or a bid to advance China's regional dominance?
November 18, 2020
After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
By Ho-fung Hung
The geopolitical rationale was always there, but the creation of RCEP changes the narrative about the TPP and American jobs.
November 12, 2020
Asia-Pacific Nations Set to Sign Massive Regional Trade Deal
By Sebastian Strangio
The creation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will leave the U.S. sitting on the outside of Asia's two major free trade blocs.
June 24, 2020
The UK Wants to Join CPTPP. That’s Good News for Japan.
By Yukari Easton
Britain’s interest in the group will help strengthen trade relations with Japan.
October 16, 2019
How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.
August 16, 2019
The Next Battleground in Trump’s Trade War: Vietnam
By Alexander Hitch
Vietnam is likely the Trump administration’s next trade target. But the calculus differs in key ways from China.
August 16, 2019
South Asian Countries Overlook Regional Economic Integration at Their Own Risk
By Mayaz Alam
Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka find themselves on the outside of regional economic initiatives looking in.
July 16, 2019
Trade in Trouble: How Asia Can Lead
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Wendy Cutler and Kevin Doyle.
January 11, 2019
Pacific Trade Norms Established as US Producers Fear Losses
By Nicole L. Freiner
With TPP-11 entering into force late last year, the Asia-Pacific has a new set of trade rules.
December 19, 2018
What Comes After US Hegemony?
By Bidisha Biswas and Anish Goel
The Asia-Pacific region looks beyond the United States.