Trade & Investment


Lessons from KORUS for Japan and TPP

by Sean Connell
The agreement by the eleven Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member nations on April 22 to include Japan in their ongoing negotiations was a significant breakthrough, both for advancing the high-standard “21st century” regional trade agreement envisioned in TPP and...

ASEAN is a Growing Market for US Pork Exports

by Alex Forster
New trade data published last week by the US Department of Agriculture indicates that US pork exports are on the rise in the ASEAN region. This is particularly good news, as exports to Japan, China and South Korea are currently on the decline.

Strategic Implications of TPP: Answering the Critics

by Ellen Frost
Far from thwarting Asian regionalism, TPP merely adds a new overlay. It gives ASEAN an additional incentive to achieve its goal of an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. It has also set a major new pan-Asian grouping in motion.
Financially and culturally, Korea’s sporting influence in the US is significant. Any team that signs a Korean player to its roster sees merchandise sales in Korea soar and is guaranteed to see an increase in broadcast licensing requests from Korean sports...

Virginia Increasingly Looks to China as an Export Market

by Erika Solem
Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia has been proactively looking to China as an export market for Virginia’s agricultural products, a subject that we have previously highlighted.

ASEAN Economic Ministers Embark on Three-Day U.S. Roadshow

by Evan Roe
Economic ministers from the 10 ASEAN member-states, along with Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community Lim Hong Hin, are visiting the United States from June 10 to June 14, for events in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.
Llewelyn Hughes, recent Japan Studies Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, explains that “The clean energy innovation agenda announced by the US and Japanese governments in their Shared Vision for the Future should retain a focus on how to better...