The TPP-12 corporate agenda faced opposition in most TPP countries, especially the US, where there was bipartisan opposition leading to the US withdrawal in 2017. But the Japanese and Australian governments led the push to resurrect the TPP 11 and are pushing to repeat the same model in other trade agreements. First in line is the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
But is the RCEP just the TPP by another name? Read our explainer here.
Learn more about the key issues in the RCEP: