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Japan: Mega-FTAs in global trade and investment governance


TypeResearch Seminar
InstructorJ. Nakagawa
InstitutionEast Asian Institute
Visiting Professor
Credit Points3
RoomSilberlaube JK 26/140

Wednesdays, 12-14 pm

Student Profile

PhD and MA students

This seminar takes up the "mega-FTAs" currently under negotiation, and analyzes their possible impact on global trade and investment governance. They are the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The seminar analyzes the background and traces the negotiating process of each mega-FTA, and analyzes their possible contents. It finally makes assessment of the impacts of the mega-FTAs on global trade and investment governance, focusing on their innovative rules governing international trade and investment activities, and on the possibility of their convergence (or divergence).