The Deal of the Century: An Interview with Ed Fast, Former Canadian Trade Minister
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest trade agreement ever, made between 12 nations comprising 40% of the world’s economy. In an article written by Barack Obama, who championed the agreement, he claims the TPP will “write the rules of the road for trade in the 21st century”. On February 4, 2016, after seven years of negotiations, the document was finally signed.
To get an in depth perspective on the deal, which has stirred much controversy in the legal community and beyond, I reached out to Edward D. “Ed” Fast, Member of Parliament, former Trade Minister, and Canada’s representative throughout much of the TPP negotiations.