The Trans Pacific Partnership ( Tpp )

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2) What are main themes or sectors that are negotiated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that are more prone to be subject to industrial groups’ vested interests, and what are ones more prone to be affected by political positioning? Create a table, and justify your distribution of “affected” themes or sectors, or aspects by reviewing various readings. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an extensive, proposed trade agreement that “would strengthen ties between Asia and the Americas, create a new template for the conduct of international trade and investment, and potentially lead to a comprehensive free trade area in the Asia-Pacific” (Petri). The US and potentially 11 partners from both sides of the Pacific region are currently in…show more content…
hopes to achieve this by eradicating tariffs, by creating “commercially-meaningful market access for U.S. products” exported to TPP nations, and by issuing provisions that confront “longstanding non-tariff barriers, including import licensing requirements and other restrictions” (USTR). Trade in goods is an industrial group interest because critics suggest that while some American producers and exporters may benefit from easier access to markets in the Pacific region, they may lose from lower-cost competition from other nations (Capital Press). Industry in the United States may suffer due to the opening of the market and new, foreign competitive advantage. Another sector, textiles, is also an industrial group interest because while the US seeks the “elimination of tariffs on textile and apparel exports to TPP countries” through the TPP, it also threatens to destroy US manufacturing jobs, similarly to the effects of traded goods. Promoters of the TPP argue that the “yarn forward” rule of origin aspect, which requires that “textile and apparel products be made using U.S. or other TPP country yarns and fabrics to qualify for the benefits of the agreement, ensure that non-qualifying textiles and apparel from non-TPP countries do not enjoy the benefits reserved for TPP countries” (USTR). They have also proposed a protective measure that will permit the US and other TPP nations to re-impose tariffs on particular goods if a “surge in imports causes or threatens to cause
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