GATT, WTO, NAFTA, TPP, TPP11, KORUS; Do They Matter For Hawaii? (Law Across the Sea)

G A T T, W T O, N A F T A, T P P, T P P 11, K O R U S). Do They Matter For Hawaii?.  Cross border trade agreements have been around for a very long time.  They generally help to facilitate cross-border trade by reducing trade barriers such as tariffs.  Many also include trade dispute resolution provisions.  Three such trade agreements have been in the news recently:  NAFTA, TPP, and KORUS.

Steve Craven worked on international trade and trade agreements on behalf of the U.S. government since the 1970s, and was one of our senior negotiators in the Tokyo Round for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). His postings include Asia, Europe, Honolulu, and Washington D.C.  He is a member and former chair of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council.