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TPP, IPR Protection, and Their Implications for Emerging Asian Economies

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  • KIMURA Fukunari

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • CHEN Lurong

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • ILIUTEANU Maura Ada

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • YAMAMOTO Shimpei

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

  • AMBASHI Masahito

    (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))

Abstract

Intellectual property rights (IPR) protection is essential for economic growth, innovation, and competitiveness. As the global economy is increasingly organised within global value chains, disciplining and enforcing IPR in a coherent manner internationally has become a critical issue in the 21st century trade system. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement flags America's achievement in setting new standards on international IPR enforcement under a plurilateral framework that involves countries from Asia-Pacific. Yet such standards run the risk of becoming the new norm at the international level. Reaching agreement on the text of the TPP signals emerging Asian economies' heightened commitment to IPR enforcement. Some factors that policymakers may want to consider include the following:

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  • KIMURA Fukunari & CHEN Lurong & ILIUTEANU Maura Ada & YAMAMOTO Shimpei & AMBASHI Masahito, 2016. "TPP, IPR Protection, and Their Implications for Emerging Asian Economies," Working Papers PB-2016-02, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
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    1. Ruperto Majuca & Jesson Pagaduan, 2015. "Transmission Channels of Economic Shocks in ASEAN," Working Papers PB-2014-08, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).
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    1. Olivier CADOT & Ernawati MUNADI & Lili Yan ING, 2013. "Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward," Working Papers DP-2013-24, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

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