This event was held at the Asia Society Texas Center.
The United States’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) left the agreement without buy-in from the largest global economy. Nevertheless, the 11 remaining partners, led by Japan, forged ahead, renaming the accord the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The new agreement maintains most of the original components of the TPP and is expected to reduce trade barriers among member states, facilitating the exchange of a significant number of goods between Asia and Latin America. Asia continues to be the world’s fastest growing region, and it has become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner. Thus, the CPTPP’s potential to strengthen the economic ties between Asia and Latin America is promising.
At this event, experts examined the economic dynamics of the two regions and discussed how continued trade collaborations between Asia and Latin America will propel them forward in the 21st century.
This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Latin America Initiative and Mexico Center, and the Asia Society Texas Center.
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