The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging and controversial trade agreement between 12 countries that President Obama has strongly supported throughout its creation. Today, he received a major ally in the form of Google – the company endorsed the plan in a blog post.

“We hope that the TPP can be a positive force and an important counterweight to restrictive Internet policies around the world,” writes Google SVP and general counsel Kent Walker. “Like many other tech companies, we look forward to seeing the agreement approved and implemented in a way that promotes a free and open Internet across the Pacific region.” FULL REPORT