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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade pact being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries. The TPP is an ambitious effort to shape a comprehensive agreement that would not only reduce tariffs and other barriers to open markets, but also establish standards on a variety of issues affecting trade and international competition. For instance, negotiators are working to set up rules on intellectual property rights, government procurement...

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