Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit San Diego’s export economy

Though heavily criticized on the presidential campaign trail, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would benefit San Diego's export economy by lowering tariffs in other Pacific Rim countries, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy and the San Diego World Trade Center notes that 97 percent of local exports -- worth more than $22 billion -- go to countries that have signed on to the TPP.