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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: We Must Trade Up

This week three years ago, the United States formally joined leaders of eight nations from both sides of the Pacific Ocean to begin negotiations of an ambitious trade pact designed to serve as a template for international commerce in the critical Asia-Pacific region. Sixteen negotiation rounds later, the addition of two—and now possibly three—major economies, and the promise of a completed agreement in President Obama’s State of the Union Address, have risen the stakes for achieving a successful and comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.