The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday reached final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), concluding years of negotiations. Cato scholar Daniel J. Ikenson calls the announcement welcome news: “Congratulations are in order for the negotiators of the TPP who worked extremely hard to arrive at this moment. Achieving agreement between 12 countries at different levels of economic development with disparate policy objectives on a broad array of subjects isn’t for the feint of heart.” Ikenson says a vote in Congress to ratify the agreement is likely to occur sometime between July 2016 and January 2017.
- “Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Reached! Now What?,” by Daniel J. Ikenson
- “TPP in Perspective: 150 Years of U.S. Trade Policy in Less than 4 Minutes,” Cato Video with Daniel J. Ikenson
- “A Strong Fair Use Provision Could Help Balance the TPP’s Copyright Rules,” by K. William Watson