Trade processing capacity challenges currently exist in many of the participating countries and an increase in flow will only further test current infrastructure, processes, and the respective customs administrations. Putting in place the political will and legal agreements will only advance the desired effects of the TPP so far. Legislators and state leaders must be mindful of the resources needed to support their border management authorities.
The 12 TPP countries are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the U.S.
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