What a Good Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a major step toward building a free trade area in the Asia–Pacific. For the U.S. to benefit economically, the TPP must be a high-quality agreement that moves market-oriented liberalization forward on multiple fronts. These should include state-owned enterprises, intellectual property, and services liberalization. A sound TPP will also reinforce American political leadership in the Asia–Pacific and around the world, demonstrating that the U.S. will continue to make the decisions necessary to remain fully engaged in the global economy for the cause of open markets. The Heritage Foundation’s Derek Scissors explains what a sound TPP should look like.