The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a free trade agreement (FTA) which involves a variety of socioeconomic policy issues. Currently it has 12 prospective member countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Vietnam. Membership in the TPPA is open to all 21 member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec).
The TPPA was reached on October 5, 2015 in Atlanta, the US, after seven years of negotiations. It is different from any previously known FTAs; this is best illustrated by the TPPA content. The structure of TPPA chapters can be divided into three categories (Table 1).
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