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TPP: What opposing Democrats want

Obama was able to win the fast-track negotiating authority for the mega free-trade pact only because he had rare backing from the Republicans in Congress.

Mr Obama has promised that the TPP will be the most progressive trade agreement in history.

Washington, DC

THE United States Congress has now given President Barack Obama so-called fast-track negotiating authority to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed mega regional free-trade agreement among the US and 11 other countries.

But Mr Obama's victory was...

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