TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

By Tim Niklas Schoepp, Lim Kim-Hwa, Lim Chee Han

February 2016 COVER STORY
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How will Malaysian firms and Penang’s industries fare once the mega-FTA is in place?The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) that involves 12 Pacific Rim countries: Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Chile, the US, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada and Japan.Recently, three reports on the TPPA that relates to Malaysia have been issued. The first report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), “Study on Potential Economic Impact of TPPA on the Malaysian Economy and Selected Key Economic Sectors”,...

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Tim Niklas Schoepp

is a visiting analyst in Economics at Penang Institute.

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Lim Kim-Hwa

is Chief Executive Officer of Penang Institute

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Lim Chee Han

received his PhD in Infection Biology from Hannover Medical School, Germany. He is currently a senior analyst in the economics section at Penang Institute.