TPP: The end of the beginning
October 5, 2015,
The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries struck in Atlanta today was five years in the making. Hammering out the essential political deal that has brought TPP negotiations to a successful conclusion is a landmark achievement. But we should not lose sight of the fact that more battles will need to be won before the TPP morphs from an agreement in principle to an agreement in reality.