12 NATIONS SEAL HISTORIC PACIFIC TRADE DEAL: What This Means to YOU!!
Did you know that the TPP actually had a modest beginning? Did you know that it comes out of a group of nations that originally did not include the United States? And can you imagine that some think that it has primary purpose much different than liberalizing trade. This Introductory Module is necessary to understanding the real value of the TPP. You will sort out the history by player, by original function, and by relationship to the other great expanding Superpowers that are not included – but will still be very much a part of the global trade patterns in Asia even after the TPP!
What market does the TPP open up? For whom? What legal rules does it tighten up? How many taxes will it eliminate? Philosophically, which two major allies fought with the United States before the Agreement could be penned? Just because the nations participating in the Negotiation and their representatives have confirmed the TPP, is it automatically global law? Who is opposing its finalization in the United States? Why? You will be surprised-in fact shocked, at some of the answers!! Just say that you heard it here first!!
Using the Logic Triangle, and other paradigms of Results Analysis, we will look closely at the following issues: Is the TPP Good for Japan? Is it good for the United States? Is it harmful to the American Worker? Is it a boon for the Japanese Worker? How does all of this balance out? How does it impact other aspects of trade? Where will other aspects of World Trade, such as FDI, go from here?