The Economics of the TPPA

New research on the TPPA has been released today, as part of a series of peer reviewed research reports. The paper examines the claims of economic benefits if New Zealand signs up to the TPPA, and finds that the claimed benefits are small, and even those are significantly exaggerated. If the full costs were included, the research questions whether there will be any net benefit. The paper also looks at the key issues of the implications for agricultural trade, value chains, regulatory chill and whether the TPPA is, as has been claimed, an agreement for the 21st Century. The text is available on TPP Legal.