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.

Investment Protection in TPP: Analysis from an Indian Perspective

Investment Protection in TPP: Analysis from an Indian Perspective

Investment protection in tpp: Analysis from an indian perspective
Shailja Singh

Background and Introduction

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) contains a detailed chapter enshrining the rules governing investment in the TPP signatory countries. The stated objective of the TPP's investment chapter is to set out ‘rules requiring non-discriminatory investment policies and protections that assure basic rule of law protections, while protecting the ability of signatory countries’ governments to achieve legitimate public policy objectives’.1 At its core, this chapter is not much different from other existing international investment agreements (IIAs).2 In fact, a plain reading of the chapter brings out several similarities between the TPP and other IIAs, especially those signed by the United ...

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