Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

How the West was lost

If Obama can ensure the ratification of the TPP and bring the TTIP negotiations to a conclusion, he will have laid the groundwork for future progress. If he falls short on either task – or, catastrophically, fails on both – the world will face a far more uncertain future.

March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018

Model trade deal con

In early 2016, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement—involving twelve countries on the Pacific Ocean rim, including the USA—was signed in New Zealand. Right after his inauguration in January 2017, newly elected US President Donald Trump withdrew from the TPP, effectively killing the agreement as its terms require the participation of both the US and Japan.

May 28, 2016
May 28, 2016

How the West was lost

If Obama can ensure the ratification of the TPP and bring the TTIP negotiations to a conclusion, he will have laid the groundwork for future progress. If he falls short on either task – or, catastrophically, fails on both – the world will face a far more uncertain future.

November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015

Pacific trade deal text made public

The long-awaited text of the landmark trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is released to the public for the first time.

October 14, 2015
October 14, 2015

What will kill RMG: TPP or Fear?

What will kill RMG in Bangladesh? Trans-Pacific Partnership or security fears? It may certainly be the second one and not the first. To begin with, the full text of the TPP is not yet available.

October 7, 2015
October 7, 2015

TPP signed

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was signed on October 5. As Bangladesh is not a signatory, the country's garments sector (RMG) is likely to suffer as it will not get preferential treatment for RMG export to the TPP member countries.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty and Bangladesh

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty currently under negotiation could potentially affect Bangladesh's economy in the near future, although at this point it is not clear how large the impact might be since many of the details are still under wrap.