Dean Baker argued that Article 18.78, which requires countries to ensure that they should protect trade secrets and criminally prosecute offenders, could be used to enforce non-competition agreements.  Baker points out that California`s success is due in part to the state`s failure to authorize the application of non-compete agreements, which has allowed technology workers to give up their jobs and work for another company.  A September 2016 report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) predicts that “if countries take action to protect the climate, conflicts between trade rules and climate targets will escalate.” :1 The report also indicates that trade agreements such as the TPP establish broad-based rules for the economy and government policy, which expands trade, often in the extractive sectors, and protects businesses and financial enterprises from future climate stabilization measures.  The Peterson Institute for International Economics asserts that “the TPP involves more protection of workers` rights than any previous U.S. free trade agreement.”  In January 2016, Human Rights Watch said that the secondary TPP agreements with Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei were “a unique and significant step in efforts to protect workers` rights in trade agreements,” but said there was still much to be expected to be followed: “Compliance with the rules requires subjective assessments by the United States. , which can take years to implement foreign policy objectives and face obstacles. commercial interests and other political considerations.  The TPP Agreement establishes an Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism (ISDR)  which gives investors the right to sue foreign governments for infringement. For example, if an investor invests in country “A,” a member of a trade agreement, and in country A to violate that contract, the investor can sue country government A for infringement.  ISDS aims to provide investors abroad with basic protection against foreign government actions such as “freedom from discrimination,” “protection from uncompensated expropriation of property,” “protection from denial of justice” and “right to transfer capital”:  This year, Clinton said the agreement put “the gold standard in trade agreements.” Your comment was probably a reaction to an unexpected and violent primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders.