Trade agreements like TPP are long, boring and complicated. They cover a wide range of issues that at first blush don't look like trade issues. But these agreements are really governance agreements. TPP has 30 chapters, many of which focus on regulatory issues including forced labor, health and safety standards, and how to encourage the free flow of information on the Internet. These agreements have evolved at the behest of Congress. Members noted that many of our trade partners increasingly rely upon regulations and standards to favor domestic producers. They called on the president to develop shared language within trade agreements that could, for example, encourage cleaner air, safer products and stronger workplace protections. As a result, in the last 20 years, U.S. trade agreements have become broader, and some chapters have discrepancies. Not surprisingly, some people will be pleased by the language in TPP, but others will find the agreement inadequate or too burdensome. But they should not come to an opinion without a careful review of what Congress asked for and what the agreement delivered.