Despite the United States withdrawing from the Trans-Pacic Partnership (TPP) Agreement, its template of rules remains highly relevant for future negotiations on international trade. This book helps to evaluate the legal provisions of this pact, its background and its possible evolutionary path. There is a view in the policy discourse that India should actively embrace the norms contained in the Agreement. Trans-Pacic Partnership Agreement: A Framework for Future Trade Rules? offers a balanced and objective analysis of the likely impact of the TPP template of rules on developing countries such as India and significantly contributes to the ongoing debate regarding India's ideal stance. This book will be useful for policymakers, trade lawyers, policy analysts, academics, economists and government officials, especially those from developing countries.
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: TPP and Market Access for Goods
- Chapter 3: Services Coverage in TPP, TiSA and GATS: A Comparative Analysis and Implications for India
- Chapter 4: IPR and New Rule-making
- Chapter 5: Conforming India's IPR Laws to the TPP's IPR Standards: Issues and Concerns for India
- Chapter 6: Investment Protection in TPP: Analysis from an Indian Perspective
- Chapter 7: Standards under the TPP: Much Ado about Nothing?
- Chapter 8: Addressing ‘Labour’ in Trade Agreements: The TPP Approach
- Chapter 9: Trade and Environment under the TPP
- Chapter 10: Government Procurement Provisions in the GPA: Ceding Policy Space for Uncertain Gains
- Chapter 11: State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)
- Chapter 12: Trade Remedies, Trade Facilitation and Regulatory Coherence under the TPP
- Chapter 13: Conclusions and Way Forward