The original TPP-12 failed because its corporate agenda was faced opposition in most TPP countries, especially the US. But global corporations and some governments, including the Australian government have resurrected the TPP 11 and are pushing to repeat the same failed 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:
- Access to medicines
- Corporate rights to sue governments (ISDS)
- Workers’ rights
- Environment and food production
- Copyright and consumers