JHI on the Issues 2016: Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Set the Gold Standard in Trade?

JHI on the Issues 2016:  Does the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Set the Gold Standard in Trade?

Both presidential candidates oppose TPP and seem to oppose any new trade agreements.  Over the past year, political support for free trade has taken a beating.  But as a matter of policy, TPP is crucial to U.S. economic and national security interests since it would draw in U.S. allies, counter-balance China’s aggressive economic and military policies, and re-write the region’s economic rules based on American interests.