America, China, and the TPP-11

  • Matthew Christopher Kolasa (Speaker)

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This paper analyzes the effect of the departure of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Some have called US departure from the TPP a geopolitical victory for China as a dominant trading power in the region. However, the effect of the US on TPP negotiations remained despite the removal of some provisions favored by the US. The rapid renegotiation of the TPP without the Americans has surprised some analysts and will have a major effect on the region. This paper identifies the continued effects of the US and the original TPP on the TPP-11 and the RCEP as well as trends in international trade regulation as a whole. It shows while American disengagement from the Asia-Pacific region has changed the trade dynamic, China nonetheless faces challenges and has a complicated place in the rapidly changing regional trading system.
Period27 Sept 2019
Event titleInternational Studies Association West Annual Conference 2019
Event typeConference
LocationPasadena, United States, CaliforniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Multilateralism
  • Regionalism
  • Trade
  • Treaties
  • Asia
  • United States
  • China
  • WTO
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Vietnam