TPP will help the poor — but not as much as a global trade deal
If ratified, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was recently agreed to in Atlanta will be one of the most significant poverty-reduction measures this decade. And what really needs to happen next in the fight against poverty is the introduction of global free trade, so nobody misses out.
The TPP agreement is significant, but covers just 40 per cent of the world’s economy. Negotiations have been going on for five years.