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Trade and Agriculture: Trans-Pacific Perspectives

February 13, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
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Agriculture has often been a stumbling block in free trade negotiations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), often seen as the economic component of the Obama Administration’s “Asia pivot,” is no exception. Can Japan’s leadership, which has indicated a willingness to join the TPP, surmount resistance from its domestic agricultural lobby? Is the TPP attractive to countries like Korea, which has enthusiastically negotiated separate bilateral free trade agreements, most notably with the United States? What are the problems and opportunities in the agreement for American agricultural producers? How do nations like New Zealand, an agricultural powerhouse and original member of the TPP, view the negotiating positions of potential new members to the agreement?

Location: 
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • New Zealand Ambassador to the United States; Former Prime Minister of New Zealand; Former Director General, World Trade Organization
  • Professor of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University; Former President, Korean Agricultural Policy Association
  • Senior Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
  • Takashi Terada // Public Policy Scholar
    Professor of International Political Economy, Waseda University
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