Foreword

by Jane Harman

By any measure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the 21st century’s most significant trade agreement. In 30 chapters and more than 5,000 pages, it lays down new rules of the road for 12 countries, 40 percent of the world economy, and 26 percent of world trade. From Latin America to the Asia-Pacific, on issues from workers’ rights to digital commerce, this deal will have an impact. It takes a wide-angle, multidisciplinary lens to study all of its aspects.

In this edition of “Wilson Perspectives,” our experts provide that context. In four original essays, they cover what’s new and old in the TPP, its future in the United States, and its impact around the globe. Bookmark this page, as we’ll continue to update it with new insights in the months ahead. For lawmakers, business leaders, and all our audiences, we hope this will be the comprehensive resource on the TPP.

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What’s New, What’s Not, What’s Next
Laura Dawson and Kent Hughes

TPP Countries Will Scrutinize Partners’ Exchange Rate Policies
Meg Lundsager

The TPP Remains Key to U.S. Engagement in the Asia-Pacific Region
Shihoko Goto

The Impact of TPP on Latin America and U.S. Relations with the Region
Christopher Wilson