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

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.

The UK Wants to Join CPTPP. That’s Good News for Japan.
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.

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
October 16, 2019

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?

By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.
The Next Battleground in Trump’s Trade War: Vietnam
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.

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