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Web Date: February 29, 2016

Trans-Pacific trade pact faces rocky road

Fight brewing in Congress over protection for biologic drugs
By Glenn Hess, special to C&EN
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: intellectual property, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), trade, tariffs, biologics

Early in February, the U.S. joined other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to sign the largest regional trade agreement in history. The pact, five years in the making, aims to break down trade barriers between a dozen countries that collectively produce an estimated 40% of the world’s economic output.

But before the agreement can take effect, it must be ratified by at least six countries that account for 85% percent of the combined gross . . .

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