To TPP or not to TPP? Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & US Relations with East Asia and the Pacific
A Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew J. Matthews and UC Davis Faculty
Matthew J. Matthews, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
UC Davis Faculty Respondents:
- Robert Feenstra Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Division of Social Sciences; Professor, Economics
- Wing Thye Woo Professor, Economics
- Daniel Yuichi Kono Associate Professor, Political Science
- Keith Watenpaugh Director, Human Rights Studies Program
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) writes the rules for global trade —rules that, it is argued, will help increase Made-in-America exports, grow the American economy, support well-paying American jobs, and strengthen the American middle class. It is further argued that TPP will make it easier for American entrepreneurs, farmers, and small business owners to sell Made-In-America products abroad by eliminating more than 18,000 taxes & other trade barriers on American products across the 11 other countries in the TPP—barriers that can put American products at an unfair disadvantage today.
This event is open to the public
Light refreshments provided
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Organized by the East Asian Studies Program
Co-sponsored by the Division of Social Sciences Dean's Office, Economics, Institute for Social Sciences, and Political Science