On the Record: Building a High Standard and Inclusive Asia-Pacific Trade Architecture

Through its policy commission, Building a High Standard and Inclusive Asia-Pacific Trade Architecture, the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) aims to provide recommendations for decision makers on the most effective and inclusive ways to promote regional economic integration, based on high standards. The commission's work focuses on how the gaps between current trade initiatives in the region can be minimized, and how they can be better coordinated to promote meaningful integration. 


"Killing Free Trade Deals Won’t Magically Bring U.S. Jobs Back," Fortune, August 6, 2016.

Wendy Cutler, ASPI Vice President and former former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, argues that the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn't perfect, but that it will boost economic growth and create high-paying jobs in the United States. 


“CCG 研讨会:美前TPP谈判代表谈亚太经贸,” Center for China and Globalization. March 14, 2017.

“Vietnam pushes for fresh bilateral trade deal with US,” Voice of Vietnam. March 13, 2017.

“China to attend TPP negotiations in Chile this week,” China Daily. March 13, 2017.

“Định hướng thương mại, hội nhập kinh tế châu Á-TBD thời kỳ mới,” Vietnam News Agency. March 12, 2017. 

“专家:美国退出TPP中国主导RCEP迎机遇,” Sinovision. March 10, 2017. 

“后TPP时代自由贸易谁领风骚,”Voice of America. March 10, 2017. 

“Economic diplomacy brief: Asian infrastructure, Indonesian trade and Trump management,” The Interpreter. March 9, 2017. 

“Asia-Pacific ambassadors voice support for keeping TPP alive, with or without the U.S.,” Inside US Trade. March 8, 2017. 

“Asia will ‘have difficulty’ accepting Trump trade deals,” Global Trade Review. March 8, 2017. 

“Asia Didorong Gabung TPP tanpa Amerika Serikat,” Republika. March 8, 2017.

“Hoạt động thương mại của châu Á đứng trước ngã rẽ quyết định,” Vietnam News Agency. March 8, 2017. 

“报告称区域贸易协定是实现亚太贸易自由化最佳路径,” Xinhua. March 8, 2017. 

“TPP could work without the U.S. / Vietnam Envoy: ‘don’t kill the TPP right now,’” by Megan Cassella. POLITICO Morning Trade. March 8, 2017. 

“Charting a Course for Trade and Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific,” America’s Trade Policy. March 7, 2017. 

Wendy Cutler interview on Bloomberg TV, March 7, 2017. 

“Asian nations should conclude China-backed RCEP and TPP trade pacts without US, says think tank,” MLEX. March 7, 2017. 

“An optimistic push to revive the TPP,” POLITICO: Morning Trade. March 7, 2017.

“贸易专家:全球化面临逆流,亚太地区更应担起掌舵职责,” by 晓燕. FX678. March 7, 2017.

“亞協新報告:不參與自由貿易 就被晾一邊,”World Journal. March 7, 2017.

“Joe Hockey criticizes US for reneging on TPP, touts benefits of free trade,” by Brook Wylie. ABC. March 7, 2017.

“Asia Urged to Ditch U.S. and Go Ahead With Regional Trade Deal,” Bloomberg. March 6, 2017.

“Asia Pacific should take leadership in globalization, trade experts say,” CNBC. March 6, 2017.

"Ex-trade Official: TPP can Win U.S. Approval," The Japan Times, October 6, 2016.

Trade Matters: The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement and TPP," World Policy Blog, October 6, 2016.

"'Window Open' for U.S. Congressional Approval of TPP by Year-End," Jiji Press, October 4, 2016.

"U.S. faces loss of credibility if TPP not ratified by end of year," The Japan Times, September 16, 2016.