Reactions to the CPTPP coming into effect provide early indications of its implications and the likely development of the 21st century’s first mega-regional trade agreement. Photo: AP
Malcolm Cook
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Malcolm Cook

The CPTPP is looking like good news for East Asia – and it’s looking better to everyone else

  • The larger the trade partnership gets, the better it is for its members and the more attractive it becomes for those left outside
  • And in the same way it replaced the TPP, the most significant effect of the CPTPP could be to propel an even larger East Asian alternative that would ultimately supersede it

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Reactions to the CPTPP coming into effect provide early indications of its implications and the likely development of the 21st century’s first mega-regional trade agreement. Photo: AP
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