Transpacific Partnership (TPP): Background Materials

Transpacific Partnership (TPP): Background Materials


Pro: Tami Overby, US Chamber of Commerce

CON: Jeremy Malcolm, Electronic Frontier Founation

(1) Text and Summary

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TPP is an expansion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4), which was signed by Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore in 2005. Beginning in 2008, additional countries joined the discussion for a broader agreement: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Vietnam

Supporters of TPP – US Coalition for TPP .  Of the major presidential candidates, only Jeb Bush and John Kasich support TPP in its current form.

Over 2,000 groupstech companies and law professors oppose TPP.

Congressional Research Service Summary

US Trade Representative Summary

Public Citizen Links and Analysis

US Chamber of Commerce Summary

(2) Videos

President Obama

Atlantic Journal Constitution

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Expose the TPP

(3) Infographics