The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade deal connecting twelve countries including the United States, Japan and ten other Pacific countries, and has been heavily pushed forward by the Obama administration.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 5, 2015
— USTR (@USTradeRep) October 5, 2015
According to the New York Times’ article “Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Is Reached,” the deal means that:
“The overall economic and political heft of the 12-nation group suggests that, as trade officials predicted, its agreement would be a model for future accords. It would overhaul the system of settling disputes between nations and foreign companies, while barring tobacco companies from using that process to block countries’ antismoking initiatives. It also would enforce higher standards of labor conditions and environmental protection, including wildlife-trafficking.”
While there is general public support for the TPP, the political realm is much more contentious.
— Richard Wike (@RichardWike) October 5, 2015
Wall Street and other big corporations have won again. In the Senate, I will do all that I can to defeat the #TPP agreement.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 5, 2015
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 5, 2015
Today’s unprecedented trade agreement with 11 other countries is a substantial win for our nation’s workers, farmers, and businesses. #TPP
— Penny Pritzker (@PennyPritzker) October 5, 2015
— Sally Jewell (@SecretaryJewell) October 5, 2015
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) October 5, 2015
— CNN (@CNN) October 5, 2015