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Taeho BARK

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): To Join or Not to Join? A Korean Perspective

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The Ifri Center for Asian Studies is pleased to host a closed-door discussion with Taeho Bark, Professor at Seoul National University and former Minister of Commerce in South Korea (2011-2013), on the issues at stake in joining (or not) the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). 

Signed on 4 February 2016, the TPP has already begun shifting the calculus of trade policy in the Asia-Pacific, as well as globally. Yet we are only at the beginning of this process, and much will depend on the willingness of non-signatories such as Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan or even China to join the TPP, or at least to adapt their trade strategies accordingly. With his long experience informing and formulating Korean trade policy, Professor Bark will provide an analysis of the pros and cons of joining the TPP from a Korean perspective. 

Discussion chaired by Françoise Nicolas, Director, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri


Contact the organizers: 

This is a closed-door discussion. For more information, please contact centreasie@ifri.org.

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