Winners or Losers in the TPP? Taiwan, Its Neighbors, and the United States
The Obama Administration has renewed its efforts to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress over the past year. In addition to being the largest trade deal passed by the U.S. in several decades, the TPP may also serve as the economic linchpin of the U.S. “rebalance” to Asia and is of great importance to many of America’s Asian allies. In light of the continuing debate over TPP ratification, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies recently held a Taiwan Roundtable entitled “Winners or Losers in the TPP? Taiwan, its Neighbors, and the United States.” The panel assembled to discuss the different aspects of this proposed trade deal included Mireya Solís, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Shihoko Goto, Senior Northeast Asia Associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program, and Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).