TPP Down the Drain? Big Setback For Obama's Efforts On Landmark Pacific Free Trade Deal
The future of the Trans Pacific Partnership hangs by a thread. Partnership members can’t settle severe disagreements on sensitive issues like rules on intellectual property, state-owned enterprises, agriculture, and much else. The TPP, for better or worse, has become the symbol of American economic engagement in the Pacific region. If the TPP fails it would be seen as a significant setback for Washington’s relationship with Asia at a critical time.
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