TPP Compromises Set Stage For Political Standoff

By Alex Lawson (October 5, 2015, 7:25 PM EDT) -- The completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks on Monday stands as a landmark achievement for the 12 nations party to the accord, but various concessions on issues like agriculture and intellectual property that made the TPP possible may also be the biggest obstacle to its final passage by lawmakers.

While the full TPP text will not be released for several weeks, various consultations and public statements from the trade ministers at this week's meeting in Atlanta revealed some potentially unpopular outcomes, according to Squire Patton Boggs LLP partner and former House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee counsel Frank Samolis.

"Given the...

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