Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement
by 032Kiei on January 25, 2016 - 3:28am
Today, I am going to think about Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP). TPP is one of the biggest issue in Japan. Many Japanese people think about this issue, but they don’t have enough knowledge about it. Therefore, I would like to talk about TPP’s positive points and negative points in this paper.
Firstly, I would like to talk about TPP’s positive points. One biggest merit is that we will be able to buy a lot of things cheaper than now. One of the main goal of TPP is elimination of any customs duties. It makes products’ costs cheaper than now. Moreover, it causes that Japan will be able to export their own products cheaper prices. It sounds like demerit. However, if Japanese products can be exported, many foreigner can have Japanese products. I think Japanese products have really good quality, so foreigners who use Japanese products become to like Japanese products. If many people love Japanese products, Japan can get a lot of profit. I think all of those are very good points for Japanese people and Japanese government.
Secondly, I would like to talk about negative points of TPP. Many Japanese people are concerned food safety. Now, Japan strict inspection of food safety. However, TPP might cause elimination of any customs duties. It means many foreign foods can be imported by cheaper price than now. It looks like a really good thing, but in the view of food safety, I think it is not a good thing. Some Japanese people can’t trust some foreign foods because there were some food safety problems in the past. Many people are concerned it. Food safety is one of the negative point of TPP.
In conclusion, through this research, I could understand a little about TPP. It would be a very big thing, so all Japanese people should think and learn about it. It is difficult for me to decide that I agree or disagree. I think I need more research to get a enough knowledge to decide it.