The opponents of the Pacific trade agreement have concerns. What are they, and do they have merit?
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said passing the Pacific trade agreement is as important as getting a new aircraft carrier.
Trade is the engine that drives many small businesses. These groups see TPP's approval as a top priority.
The Pacific trade agreement will provide good jobs, higher wages, and new opportunities.
Above the Fold The Case for TPP
The Pacific trade agreement will minimize unnecessary regulatory differences among countries while ensuring sovereignty.
The Pacific trade agreement's investment provisions give investors the confidence to build, hire, and innovate.
The Pacific trade agreement includes provisions to ensure enterprises and individuals can move data across borders reliably and securely.
The Pacific trade agreement ensures America remains the innovation center of the world.
The trade agreement will eliminate all tariffs and many non-tariff barriers on U.S. exports to participating countries.
America’s 20 trade agreement partners represent 6% of the world’s population outside the U.S., but they buy nearly half of our exports.
The trade agreement is America’s best chance to secure a level playing field for trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
Outside U.S. borders are markets that represent 80% of the world’s purchasing power, 92% of its economic growth, and 95% of its consumers.