ASEAN and Government Procurement: Does TPP Chapter 15 Disproportionately Favor the U.S.?Int'l J. Culture & Hist. (2016)
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) between the United States and 11 other states, including 4 ASEAN states, is the broadest and arguably the most controversial multilateral agreement in the history of trade law. This paper focuses on the TPP’s government procurement Chapter and examines its potential to disproportionately favor the U.S. over other TPP member states, in particular those ASEAN states that stand to benefit the most of the TPP in the short term—namely, Malaysia and Vietnam. This contribution is somewhat introductory in nature, intended to draw attention to potential outcomes more than to systematically identify the outcomes themselves. This is because the TPP has yet to come into force, and as such, its outcomes remain to be seen.
Citation InformationKevin Crow. "ASEAN and Government Procurement: Does TPP Chapter 15 Disproportionately Favor the U.S.?" Int'l J. Culture & Hist. (2016)
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