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Full Legal Text of TPP is Now Available

| Nov. 05, 2015
I have written a few columns this year supportive of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  (E.g. "Critics Should Keep an Open Mind,” The Guardian, Oct. 11, 2015.)   Commentators on my column and critics of TPP more generally have expressed great eagerness to know when and where they could read the full legal text of the agreement.  The full text is now available.

Many skeptics seem confident in their ability to understand the significance of the detailed legal language even when they have only had a few hours to read it. I am less confident of that myself, not being a lawyer.  Fortunately there is also a user-friendly summary at the USTR site.

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For Academic Citation: Frankel, Jeffrey.Full Legal Text of TPP is Now Available.” Views on the Economy and the World, November 5, 2015,