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Trade Liberalisation and International Co-operation: A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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Edited by: Tania Voon

ISBN13: 9781782546771
Published: December 2013
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £83.00



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This book provides a detailed analysis of major legal and public policy issues arising from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) - a treaty that will dramatically change the landscape of international trade, with effects that will be felt on a global scale. Experts from a range of backgrounds around the world provide perspectives on the significance and likely impact of the agreement, and in particular its implications for national regulatory autonomy.

The chapters cover cross-cutting issues such as development, health and the environment, as well as more specific areas such as agriculture and services, and controversial questions of intellectual property, investment and dispute settlement under the agreement. With an analytical focus on broad principles and enduring issues arising from the TPP, this informative book will appeal to academics, government advisors, NGOs, and students of law, economics, and international relations. Legal practitioners will also find much of interest in this book.

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Subjects:
International Trade
Contents:
1. Introduction: National Regulatory Autonomy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Tania Voon
2. Coping with Proliferating Preferential Rules of Origin and the TPP's Role in their Harmonisation Won-Mog Choi
3. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Development Meredith Kolsky Lewis
4. The TPP as a Case Study of Changing Dynamics for International IP Negotiations Kimberlee Weatherall
5. Plain Packaging for the Pacific Rim: Tobacco Control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Matthew Rimmer
6. Agriculture and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Deborah Elms
7. Services in the TPP: A Case Study of Telecommunications Danny Kotlowitz and Tania Voon
8. State-State Dispute Settlement under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Andrew D Mitchell and James Munro
9. Investor-State Dispute Settlement under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Leon E Trakman
10. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Environment and Climate Change Joshua P Meltzer
11. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and Regulatory Coherence Rodrigo Polanco
Bibliography
Index