How Important is TPP to Our Asia Policy?
November 13, 2013
The 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), whose aim is to liberalize trade in the Asia-Pacific region, is a central plank of the Obama administration’s “rebalance” to Asia. The negotiating partners include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.
Senior Fellow Murray Hiebert sat down with Ernest Z. Bower, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, Matthew Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Scott Miller, William M. Scholl Chair in International Business, to discuss the prospects for and significance of TPP.