Tag: TPP

RCEP: Very Modest Procurement Provisions

Fifteen Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand and the 10 ASEAN members, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on November 15, after eight years of negotiations. Following the Trans-Pacific

New TPP: Procurement Gains

On March 8, eleven countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a multilateral free trade agreement (FTA). They revived the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in which the United States had been a leading

2018 Government Procurement: Preview of Issues

In its first year, the Trump administration provided a broad indication of its approach to government procurement in international agreements, calling for a report aimed at strengthening Buy American requirements and revising the U.S. determination of

Trade under Trump: Emerging Plans

During the U.S. presidential election campaign, Donald Trump threated to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and perhaps even the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to impose

Public-Private Partnerships: A Djaghe White Paper


  A Djaghe white paper on Public-Private Partnerships examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) generally, as well as their treatment under international trade agreements. It compiles eight posts from Perspectives on Trade that address this topic.

PPPs #6: Malaysia


Malaysia excluded public-private partnerships (PPPs), including build-operate-transfer contracts and public work concessions, from its commitments under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. It was one of three TPP participants to do so (the others

TPP: Administration Presses Forward

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Despite widespread political opposition, President Barack Obama and his trade team remain optimistic that Congress will approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in its lame-duck session, the period between the November 8 general election and the end of

TPP Government Procurement (Part One): A Djaghe White Paper

A Djaghe white paper on TPP Government Procurement (Part One) provides the first of a two-part comprehensive examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), focusing on issues related to government procurement. Part One describes the results of the

TPP: Shielding Malaysia’s Bumiputera

Malaysia has largely shielded its Bumiputera — ethnic Malays who comprise a majority of its population — from the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). That is the conclusion of two 2015 cost-benefit studies, which were commissioned by

Anti-corruption: Analyses from the Wilson Center

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Recently, the Wilson Center highlighted the ongoing challenges of corruption in a collection of essays, Wilson Perspectives: Combatting Corruption. The series provides “snapshots” of how specific countries, in particular, Brazil, China, Russia and