The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Author Name by V. S. Seshadri
Author Name: 
by V. S. Seshadri

Abstract: The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has emerged as a major regional initiative for trade and investment liberalisation and towards enhancing competitiveness of the twelve participant countries drawn from either side of the Pacific. The United States has taken a leadership role in advancing this initiative for which eighteen rounds of negotiations have already been held. This discussion paper dwells on the background surrounding this initiative, its principal elements and what its implications could be for India, if it is successfully concluded.
Key Words: TPP, Free Trade Agreements, Asia-Pacific Region.