TPA: The Discontent Behind the Dysfunction, Part 1

posted by Richard Katz on June 17, 2015

Found in Japan, US, categorized in International Trade and Investment

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Most of the participants in the debate are acting as if our only choices are either the current version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or else no TPP at all. The time has come for a third option: a better TPP.


Putting off TPA vote to July 30 may be the best option if it gives time for viable compromise.

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics In International Affairs, the New York correspondent for Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business magazine, and formerly the editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan.

Mr. Katz has taught about Japan’s economy as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, and as a Visiting Lecturer in Economics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook.

Mr. Katz is the author of two books on Japan's economic travails and has just finished a third book on reviving entrepreeurship in Japan.

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