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.
In the arena of international trade policy and commercial diplomacy, few issues have created as much controversy in recent years as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP or ‘the Agreement’). The TPP was signed by 12 countries in February 2016 and it would have been implemented after completion of the process of ratification of the Agreement. However, in fulfilment of his election promise, in a presidential memorandum dated 23 January 2017, President Donald Trump of the United States of America directed the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to ‘withdraw the United States as a signatory to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), to permanently withdraw the United States from TPP negotiations, and to begin pursuing, ...