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Trade Liberalisation and International Co-operation

A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Edited by Tania Voon, Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia
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.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 677 1
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  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Law and Economics
  • Public International Law
  • International Economic Law, Trade Law
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.
‘Professor Tania Voon has assembled a stellar team of authors to produce one of the first collections analysing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – the world’s most important and perhaps controversial contemporary trade agreement – from the legal perspective. Written and published before the conclusion of the negotiations, the collection provides preliminary analysis of the broader legal and policy issues at play during the negotiations. These issues will undoubtedly remain important following the conclusion of the negotiations. The snapshot provided by this collection will remain valuable long after the TPP comes into force.’
– Bryan Mercurio, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Contributors: W.-M. Choi, D. Elms, D. Kotlowitz, M. Lewis, J. Meltzer, A. Mitchell, J. Munro, R. Polanco, M. Rimmer, L. Trakman, T. Voon, K. Weatherall
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 Intellectual Property 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

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