An article in Time (August 7, 2015) titled “These 5 facts explain the obstacles to the Trans-Pacific Partnership”(http://time.com/3980075/these-5-facts-explain-the-obstacles-to-the-trans-pacific-partnership/) describes the significant sticking points left that have delayed the agreement in regards to the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. The five main points are: the pharmaceutical fight, dairy imports and exports, car controversy impacting the tariffs for the auto industry, trouble with textiles, and the currency manipulation issues. Considering the particular conditions of each of the 12 participant countries, the TPP agreement represents a challenge for these diverse economies. For instance, while dairy accounts for 25% of New Zealand’s exports, imports in Canada currently face a 248.95% tariff considering the relevant influence that dairy farmers hold in the North American country. Will countries find benefits in the TPP agreement that overweight the tradeoffs associated with the proposed standard regulations?