The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Path to Free Trade in the Asia-Pacific

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Path to Free Trade in the Asia-Pacific

Edited by Peter C.Y. Chow

Mega-regionalism in the Asia Pacific has led to the formation of several emerging trade blocs, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This book, in addition to the examination of trade policies in the region, offers a comprehensive analysis of ongoing developments such as the impact of new members on the incumbent TPP-12 and its spillover to third parties, as well an objective study of the crucial issues of liberalization of agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and intellectual property rights.

Chapter 8: Agriculture and TPP with or without China: a partial equilibrium analysis

Francis Tuan and Agapi Somwaru

Subjects: asian studies, asian economics, economics and finance, asian economics, international economics, regional economics, politics and public policy, asian politics


The authors examine the liberalization of agricultural trade under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), employing a partial equilibrium approach to demonstrate the differences in impact on agricultural commodity trade, production, and consumption under a TPP with and without China, while abolishing all import tariffs and tariff-rate quotas.

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