Krugman Misses the TPP Forest for the Tariff Trees | Food & Water Watch. This article discusses the horror of the potential TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement, which, by “harmonization”, threatens to lower a host of standards among signatory countries. Moreover, the details are being kept secret, and may still be when and if it is voted on. We cannot allow our leaders to ram any treaty, especially one as dangerous as TPP, down our throats. The Trans Pacific a Partnership must be stopped.