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Background Readings

Participants will find it helpful to have read a selection of the items listed below before coming to Kingston.

    General background on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations

    DFATD Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement Negotiations 

    Dawson, Laura and Stefania Bartucci, (2013) ' Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Entering a New Era of Strategic Trade Policy,' Fraser Institute, September 2013. 

    Fergusson, Ian F., William H. Cooper, Remy Jurenas and Brock R. Williams, (2013) ' The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress,' Congressional Research Service, CRS Report for Congress August 21, 2013.

    " Background note on Vietnam’s participation in TPP"

    Background for the economic analysis sessions

    Dan Ciuriak, Beverly Lapham, and Robert Wolfe, with Terry Collins-Williams and John M. Curtis ' Firms in International Trade: Towards a New New Agenda for the Next WTO Round' (draft working paper, October, 2013).

    OECD, WTO and UNCTAD, (2013) ' Implications of Global Value Chains for Trade, Investment, Development and Jobs,' Prepared for the G-20 Leaders Summit Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) September 2013, 20 July 2013. 

    OECD ' Global Value Chains: Canada' (a note on Canadian participation in GVCs).

    Government procurement

    Ueno, Asako, (2013) ' Multilateralising Regionalism on Government Procurement,' OECD Publishing, OECD Trade Policy Papers No. 151, 2013. 

    Background: Positions of participants on Government Procurement” September 2013.

    Background: Government Procurement in Vietnam and the TPP”, October 2013.

    Intellectual Property

    Curtis, John M., (2012) ' Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade: An Overview,' Centre for International Governance Innovation, CIGI Papers no. 3, May 2012. 

    Background: Positions on Intellectual Property issues” September 2013.

    Background: Intellectual Property Rights in Vietnam (including Pharmaceuticals)” October 2013.


    Pages 25-35 in Fergusson, Ian F., William H. Cooper, Remy Jurenas and Brock R. Williams, (2013) ' The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress,' Congressional Research Service, CRS Report for Congress August 21, 2013. 

    Background: Agriculture in Vietnam” October 2013.

    US Protectionism and Vietnamese Catfish Imports”.

    House of Commons, Standing Committee on International Trade, Hearings on TPP

    Monday, May 27, 2013

    • Mr. Scott Sinclair (Senior Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives)
    • Mr. Richard Doyle (Executive Director, Dairy Farmers of Canada)

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    • Dr. Michael Geist (Canada Research Chair, Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, As an Individual)
    • Ms. Isabelle Des Chênes (Vice-President, Market Relations and International Trade, Forest Products Association of Canada)
    • Dr. Charles McMillan (Professor, International Business, Schulich School of Business, York University, As an Individual)
    • Professor Michael Hart (Professor and Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, As an Individual)

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    • Mr. Jim Everson (Vice-President, Government Relations, Canola Council of Canada)
    • Mr. Peter Clark (President, Grey, Clark, Shih and Associates Limited)
    • Mr. Richard Phillips (Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada)

    Further background

    Hamanaka, Shintaro, (2012) ' Is Trade in Asia Really Integrating?,' Asian Development Bank, ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 91, January 2012.

    Lim, C. L., Deborah Kay Elms and Patrick Low, (2012) The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Quest for a Twenty-First Century Trade Agreement (Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press).

    Meltzer, Joshua P., (2014) ' The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the Environment and Climate Change,' in Voon, Tania, ed. Trade Liberalisation and International Co-Operation: A Legal Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  Edward Elgar).

    Rude, James and Henry An, (2013) 'Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for the Canadian Industrial Dairy Sector,' Canadian Public Policy  39:3 393-410.

    Schott, Jeffrey J., Barbara Kotschwar and Julia Muir, (2013) Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Washington: Peterson Institute for International Economics).

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