Fredrik Erixon and Matthias Bauer of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) write that Tufts` analysis is so flawed «that their results should not be considered reliable or realistic.»  You write that the tufts model «is, on the whole, a demand-driven model, which makes no effort to measure the effects of trade on supply, which are the effects that turn out to be the main positive effects of trade liberalization. What is also problematic is that the model is not designed to assess the impact of trade agreements on trade – in fact, the model is deeply unsuited to such an exercise. No commercial economist, regardless of the school of thought he or she possesses, has ever used this model to make trade estimates. The reason is simple: if a model cannot predict the impact of trade liberalization on trade flows and the profile of trade, it is useless.  They add: «In Capaldo`s analysis, structural changes and the emergence of new industries play no role. Capaldo implicitly assumes that an economy does not react with its work and capital and adapts to new circumstances. New competition only creates new unemployment. In addition, the impact of barrier reduction on international trade on product and process innovation is overlooked. Finally, Capaldo does not take into account the impact of competition on production costs and prices to the end consumer.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), also known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, was a draft trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States, signed on February 4, 2016. After new U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. signature from the TPP in January 2017, the agreement could not be properly ratified and did not enter into force.
The other countries negotiated a new trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement, which contains most of the provisions of the TPP and came into force on December 30, 2018. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the TPP imposes «binding and fully enforceable obligations» on signatories to «protect the freedom to form and bargain collectively» and to «protect child labour and forced labour from exploitation from discrimination in the workplace.»  The obligations include «acceptable working conditions laws for minimum wage, hours of work and safety and health in the workplace.»  The USTR insists that countries such as Malaysia and Vietnam, if they do not impose provisions on forced labour, human trafficking and collective bargaining, will no longer enjoy the economic benefits of the TPP agreement.  Brunei, Chile, Singapore and New Zealand are parties to the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP), signed in 2005 and entered into force in 2006. The original TPSEP agreement contains a membership clause and reaffirms «the obligation for members to promote the accession of other economies to this agreement.»   This is a comprehensive agreement that affects trade in goods, rules of origin, trade policy remedies, health and plant health measures, technical barriers to trade, trade in services, intellectual property, public procurement and competition policy.