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.

Conclusions and Way Forward

Conclusions and Way Forward

Conclusions and way forward
Abhijit Das Shailja Singh Harimaya Gurung

TPP and Changing Context

With President Donald Trump withdrawing the United States of America (USA) from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (hereinafter, referred to as the TPP or the Agreement), the possibility of the Agreement text, in the form as it was signed in February 2016, being implemented is rather low. This appears to be the likely scenario despite Japan's efforts to proceed with the Agreement without the USA. Notwithstanding this development, the rules on international trade and investment, as contained in the TPP, continue to remain extremely relevant. First, on certain issues, the provisions in the TPP could serve as a template for ...

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