The Trans Pacific Trade Partnership Essay

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Introduction One of the most important issues facing the United States is trade and whether the country is looking to partake in it. One such trade agreement that is under fire by both sides of the aisle is the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership better known as simply TPP. This agreement looks to deepen economic ties between twelve countries by cutting tariffs and deregulation*. The current countries involved includes the US, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. If passed, the deal will encompass around 40% of the world’s total trade. The deal covers a range of topics regarding trade with everything from environmental protections to intellectual property rights addressed in the agreement. The deal was in the works back during the time of the Bush administration and is now looking to obtain fast-track status in the US Senate in the Obama Administration. However, with the election of Donald Trump to the presidential office, the bill will be forced to pass in Obama’s lame duck year or be struck down by the president elect in his term. This paper attempts to qualitatively rule on TPP to see whether it serves the interests of the American worker. The first section of the paper will look at the claims made about its benefits for the country domestically and internationally. Additionally, the paper will looks at any relevant policy actors on either side in an attempt to conclusion about their support. The second section

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