Negotiations are well along on the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free trade area of the Pacific that the Obama Administration promises will break with the NAFTA model and be “a trade agreement for the 21st century.” In this new policy brief from the Latin America Trade Network (LATN), GDAE Researchers Timothy A. Wise and Kevin P. Gallagher show that U.S. TPP proposals are straight from the NAFTA mold. In fact, some provisions weaken or eliminate the few improvements made since NAFTA.
The Global Development and Environment Institute’s Globalization and Sustainable Development Program examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of economic integration in developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the WTO and NAFTA's lessons for trade and development policy. The goal of the program is to identify policies and international agreements that foster sustainable development.
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