TPP signed in New Zealand

12 nations involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have two years to vote on the plan.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed by representatives of its 12 member nations in Auckland, New Zealand, on Feb. 3.

The 12 nations involved - the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru – account for 40% of the world’s economy.

The pact is supported by many agricultural groups in the United States, but others fear the pact will ship jobs to developing countries.

To read more about the TPP, click here.


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