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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Will Thailand Ever Join the CPTPP?
November 05, 2021

Will Thailand Ever Join the CPTPP?

By Tita Sanglee
While there are clear benefits to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.

The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements
October 29, 2021

The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements

By Joseph Cash
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation
October 18, 2021

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation

By Ryan Nabil
The United States and Britain should prioritize economic ties in their emerging Asia alliance.

Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid Will Test the Resolve of the Indo-Pacific
October 01, 2021

Taiwan’s CPTPP Bid Will Test the Resolve of the Indo-Pacific

By Shihoko Goto
Taiwan’s application is a test case of how a high-stakes gambit in the Indo-Pacific can move forward without the United States.

Don’t Count China Out of the CPTPP
September 22, 2021

Don’t Count China Out of the CPTPP

By Joseph Cash
The now-frozen trade deal with the EU shows China can be willing to push the boundaries of reform into areas that might surprise observers.

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications
September 20, 2021

Revisiting RCEP’s Trade Implications

By Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Wei Liang
What are the implications of RCEP for trade? The second of a four-part series looks at the agreement’s impact on trade.

Will China Actually Join the CPTPP?
September 17, 2021

Will China Actually Join the CPTPP?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China's membership bid has symbolic value, but it's highly unlikely that Beijing will meet the CPTPP's standards.
Japan Expects Biden to Rejoin the TPP
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.

China Won’t Rush to Join CPTPP. Neither Should the US.
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.

With RCEP Complete, China Eyes CPTPP
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?

After RCEP’s Launch, the US Urgently Needs to Rejoin the TPP
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.
Asia-Pacific Nations Set to Sign Massive Regional Trade Deal
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.

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