Category Archives: Cross-regional Free Trade Agreements

Japan to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Japan has announced today that it will enter into the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations thus, becoming the 12th country to join. The TPP already consists of 11 other countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United … Continue reading

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Now This is a Really Big Deal!

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The United States and the European Union are set to enter into free trade talks. If all goes well, a US-EU free trade agreement will be the largest trade deal to exist. President Barack Obama mentioned a US-EU trade agreement … Continue reading

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US-South Korea FTA: The importance of analyzing on an industry-level

My latest video post discussed the potential benefits of the U.S-South Korea free trade agreement. However, the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea in manufactured goods has increased since the agreement took effect in March of this year. According to a U.S. … Continue reading

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The little known agreement that could have great significance: TPP

Part II of the series on US competitiveness looks at what the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could mean for US competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific market. Previous video post: How competitive is the US in the global market?

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Foreign policy debate ignores Africa and its growing economic presence

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      If it were not for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s brief mention of Mali, Latin America and China, I would have forgotten that other regions and issues exist in terms of foreign policy.  Monday night’s foreign policy … Continue reading

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