U.S. Industry, Democratic Support Lacking in Push to Ratify TPP

U.S. Industry, Democratic Support Lacking in Push to Ratify TPP
Demonstrators rally for fair trade at the Capitol, Washington, May 7, 2014 (AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite).

Editor's note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the potential impact on members' economies.

Lukewarm industry support in the United States for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has put the ratification of the 12-nation trade deal by Congress into question. In an email interview, Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, discussed the potential benefits and downsides of the TPP for the U.S.

WPR: What economic benefits is the U.S. expected to see from its participation in the TPP?

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