Negotiators Reach Deal On TPP; Congress To Analyze, Debate Pact

New York Times: Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
“The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia. … Final compromises covered commercial protections for drug makers’ advanced medicines … Yet the trade agreement almost certainly will encounter stiff opposition…” (Calmes, 10/5).