2017 Publications

Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System

Vinod K. Aggarwal
Abe Global, 2017
For several reasons, passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would, on the whole, have been a good thing. For one, a multilateral approach to trade is in many ways better than a bilateral one. Moreover, the World Trade Organization (WTO) is worthy of strong support, and an open trading system should also be generally supported as a means for achieving global growth through efficiency […]

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Limits on Negotiating Behind the Border Barriers

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon Evenett
Business and Politics, 2017
This special issue focuses on the difficulties of negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with contributions by scholars from different perspectives. This introductory article briefly examines the trend to mega-FTAs of which TTIP is a leading example.

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Resisting Behind the Border Talks in TTIP: The Cases of GMOs and Data Privacy

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Simon Evenett
Business and Politics, 2017
Despite initial intentions to better align transatlantic regulation and associated practices in the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), this was not possible for rules concerning genetically modified organisms and data privacy. By 2016 both matters effectively fell offthe TTIP negotiating agenda. This paper identifies the factors responsible […]

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