Extract from “One-sided view of TPPA being presented, says ex UN official”

“These were also based on very questionable assumptions. Having more trade does not mean more economic growth. You have to note that having more trade may mean you export more but the country will also import more. So the (net) trade gains are very modest and the economic growth (accrued) are very very low,” Jomo said.

“However, there are huge risks involved because this is not just a trade agreement but more of a partnership agreement and most of the other requirements of the TPPA will introduce many constraints on the ability of Malaysia and others to catch up and accelerate growth and to develop the economy,” he said.

Loading data

Welcome to TPP Debate!
What's your stance?

TPPDebate.org is a crowd-sourced platform to debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). What does everyone think about the TPP? What is your stance?