Trans-Pacific Partnership and Global Trade Governance - Routledge Research in International Economic Law (Hardback)Junji Nakagawa (author)
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TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), currently under negotiation among 11 countries of the Asia Pacific region, would become a path-breaking free trade agreement (FTA) of the 21st century. This book is the first academic attempt to locate the TPP within the broad context of the changing global trade governance and global business environment. The book aims for an objective and accurate prediction of the final text of the TPP, based on publicly available sources of information, and elucidates the impacts of the TPP upon the economy and regulatory systems of its member countries.
Focusing on the backgrounds and prospects of TPP, the book explores the emerging global trade governance provided by the TPP, which would eventually be completed by the restructuring and reinvigoration of the WTO. The book also elucidates the causes and dynamics which had led the U.S. to take the initiative to tackle on them through the TPP. This book also synthesizes the analysis and makes a projection of the developments of the global trade governance in the 21st century after the TPP.
The book concludes by making a set of policy proposals for the reconstruction of the global trade governance by avoiding the worst pessimistic scenario, and hence, it is to be seriously considered by major stakeholders of global trade governance including governments, firms, international organizations and the general public.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
'Japan's entry into the TPP negotiations has for long been keenly anticipated. There is no better person than Junji Nakagawa to explain Japan's viewpoint, and nowhere else is there a more important need than in Japan for an expert viewpoint which understands the Japanese situation as an insider does. In any case, Junji Nakagawa has for long followed these negotiations as a highly informed observer, and only a handful of national scholar-advisors match his distinction in the field. Anyone who is interested in the TPP should read this book.'
- C. L. Lim, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong