Briefing: The potential impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on education

published 8 February 2016 updated 30 August 2022

This briefing note looks into the potential impacts of the TPP for the education sector based on the text released on 5 November 2015. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a comprehensive trade and investment agreement covering 40% of the global economy.

The TPP was concluded on 5th October 2015 after more than 5 years of secret negotiations. The following countries are involved: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam.