'This isn't NAFTA,' U.S. trade representative says about Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 13, 2015

After years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries wrapped up a sweeping trade agreement in October that supporters say will eliminate obstacles such as tariffs and set standards for doing business in 40% of the global economy. The deal has faced tough opposition in Congress — particularly among Democrats, who believe that past accords such as the North American Free Trade Agreement have sacrificed U.S. jobs to foreign competition.

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Topics: INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT (ISDS)

Regions: NORTH AMERICA

Authors: LOS ANGELES TIMES

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