US Economic Policy in the Asia-Pacific Post-TPP
By Hugo Seymour from Perth USAsia Centre | 29 Aug 2017
Mr Matthew P. Goodman is the Senior Adviser for Asian Economics and holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the U.S. Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and was hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre for a private roundtable discussion on U.S. Economic Policy in the Asia-Pacific, post-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
- In the long-term, the US remains deeply committed to the economic interests in the Asia-Pacific.
- TPP had been the organising principle of the Obama Administration's economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Trump Administration has withdrawn from TPP and expressed a preference for bilateral trade agreements and threatened to close the U.S. market if trading partners do not take steps to reduce trade imbalances. Mr Goodman examined the impact of these policy positions on U.S. economic engagement in the Asia Pacific.
- Mr Goodman offered an outlook for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam in November.
Hugo Seymour is a Research and Program Assistant at the Perth USAsia Centre
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