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Trade Ministers Conclude Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

After more than five years of negotiations, and five straight days of sessions in Atlanta last week and through the weekend, the United States and the 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement on the landmark trade deal slated to affect 40 percent of the global economy.

Before the deal can be finally formalized, it still faces further debate in Congress, legal review, translation and verification of the text, which could take several months more. American citizens will also have an opportunity to read over the deal in its entirety once it’s made public, which could happen in a month’s time.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.