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.

Standards under the TPP: Much Ado about Nothing?

Standards under the tpp: Much ado about nothing?
R.V. Anuradha


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, concluded between the United States of America (USA) and 11 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam, has been hailed as a ‘high-standards’ agreement that sets ‘a new standard for global trade while taking up next-generation issues’.1 This broadly refers to the elaboration and consolidation of provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) relating to technical regulations and standards and sanitary and phytosanitary measures. In addition to this, the TPP Agreement deals in substantial detail with standards on WTO-plus areas, namely labour and the environment.

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