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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44361.pdf

Examines claims that the 12 nation free trade agreement will or will not advance the strategic interests of the U.S. through the exertion of influence in economic as well as security domains.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership—Full Text

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/trans-pacific-partnership/TPP-Full-Text

The complete text of the 12 nation trade agreement in 30 chapters with 4 annexes and a variety of related instruments. The trade agreement will go to Congress for ratification consideration after a prescribed 90 day waiting period. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/october/summary-trans-pacific-partnership

Describes five defining features of the trade agreement which is designed to promote open trade and regional integration. Also provides a summary of the 30 chapters covering such topics as trade rules, customs, intellectual property, electronic commerce, labor, environment, competition policy, and dispute settlement. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministers’ Statement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2015/october/trans-pacific-partnership-ministers

Press release which announces the conclusion of the trade agreement among trade ministers of the 12 countries involved in the negotiations. Also describes next steps before implementation can occur. Claims to promote liberalized trade arrangements in goods and services while taking into account differing levels of development among the countries. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Detailed Summary of U.S. Objectives

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/TPP-Detailed-Summary-of-US-Objectives.pdf

Describes the administration’s goals for TPP and presents in detail U. S. negotiating objectives. “An attempt to make trade negotiations transparent to the public.” From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Asia,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/671988.pdf

Examines what available data indicate about U.S. and Chinese trade and investment with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] countries and what actions the U.S. and China have taken to further economic engagement with these countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Chinese Land Reclamation in the South China Sea: Implications and Policy Options

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R44072.pdf

Assesses legal, military, and diplomatic implications of Chinese land reclamation actions on several reefs in the Spratly Island chain in the South China sea.  Also considers U.S. strategy and policy options in response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Myanmar: Anatomy of a Political Transition

Categories: Asia,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR369-Myanmar-Anatomy-of-a-Political-Transition.pdf

Examines elements of the transition of Myanmar from authoritarian to more democratic rule and whether this experience offers guidance for future democratic transitions elsewhere.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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