America Misses Another Asian Opportunity


Bernard K. Gordon

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 60


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: May 4, 2010
Binding: Electronic
Pages: 2


The eight-country "Trans-Pacific Partnership" is now the main face of the Obama administration's trade policy. It was personally endorsed by the president in November 2009 and followed up in April 2010 by the first detailed discussions in Melbourne. But a closer look at the actual deal shows how little there is to be excited about. Bernard K. Gordon explores the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for U.S. trade policy.

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