26 Apr The Future of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) – The Way Forward
Date/ Time: 26 Apr 2016, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs, 60A Orchard Road #04-03 Tower 1 The Atrium@Orchard, International Involvement Hub, Singapore 238890
The TPP has been touted as the gold standard in trade agreements, potentially changing the way countries deal with one another and how business will be conducted in the Pacific. However, resistance against the trade pact has been gaining momentum. Growing anti-trade rhetoric in USA and other countries could jeopardise its completion. With President Obama’s term coming to an end next year, the future of the TPP remains uncertain.
- What is the likely potential timeline for US Congressional approval of the TPP, and what are the key issues slowing down the process?
- How will the TPP change the way businesses are conducted within the region and how can businesses prepare for the challenges ahead?
- What implications would the TPP have on the ongoing discussions in APEC about the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)?
Dr. Denis Hew, Director, APEC Policy Support Unit
Mr. Steven Okun, Director, Public Affairs – Asia Pacific, KKR
Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Fang, Executive Director, SIIA