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Free trade agreements

Two years into CPTPP


Published 29 September 2021

This article looks into CPTPP members’ trade and investment patterns two years into signing the agreement.

When it was signed in 2018, the CPTPP was hailed as the gold-standard deal that would uphold free trade in the Asia-Pacific region amid the US-China trade war. However, the Covid-19 pandemic led to supply chain disruptions and demand shocks for the bloc. On the upside, e-commerce rapidly accelerated, including across borders.

By reviewing the bloc’s trade and investment patterns in recent years, this paper by Kati Suominen of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explores the potential impact of the agreement.

Download Two years into CPTPP by Kati Suominen.

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