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Trans-Pacific Partnership

(In Trade)
January 23, 2017

Trump is “looking at potential bilateral options going forward, whether it's in the EU, or in the Asia- Pacific arena, or in the Middle East.”


(Daily News)
January 23, 2017

A memorandum signed by President Trump on Jan. 23 instructs the U.S. Trade Representative to take steps to remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and any future negotiations under the framework of the deal as laid out in the final provisions of the TPP text.


(Daily News)
January 23, 2017

President Trump on Jan. 23 signed a presidential memo formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, assuring the Obama administration's flagship trade agreement will not come into force as negotiated and prompting TPP opponents to clamor for a larger reorientation of trade policy.


(In Trade)
January 23, 2017

CNN reports that the order will be the first Trump will sign.


(In Trade)
January 20, 2017

“We will continue to appeal the strategic and economic significance [of TPP] to the new Trump administration.”


(In Trade)
January 19, 2017

The goal, the lawmakers say, is to hold the president-elect accountable on his promise.


(Daily News)
January 19, 2017

The incoming Trump administration will issue executive orders on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and North American Free Trade Agreement "very shortly" upon taking office and will not wait for trade-related administration nominees to be confirmed by the Senate, a Trump transition spokesman said today.


(In Trade)
January 18, 2017

“The more complex the environment gets in which you're negotiating, the less likely you are to get to a sensible result.”


(In Trade)
January 17, 2017

Withdrawal “would create a potentially destabilizing void that might even lead to conflict, an outcome which would hurt everyone in the region.”


(In Trade)
January 13, 2017

“Hopefully ... there will be a way come back to this at some point in the future and figure out how to take it forward.”


(In Trade)
January 13, 2017

“You will be shocked by the speed at which bilateral agreements begin to materialize.”


(In Trade)
January 13, 2017

Steven Ciobo reiterates his country's position that the U.S. needs more time to assess the deal.


(Daily News)
January 12, 2017

The new House Ways & Means ranking member, Richard Neal (D-MA), is urging the incoming Trump administration to resume Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership talks with the European Union -- adding that he asked President Obama two years ago to prioritize those negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- and warned that a border adjustment provision in the House GOP blueprint for tax reform must be consistent with WTO rules.


(Daily News)
January 11, 2017

Updated: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said the Trump administration should explore how to lock in the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, whether it's via the deal or other avenues, while also warning against constructing new trade barriers.


(Daily News)
January 11, 2017

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue is holding out hope that the Trump administration will eventually support the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it shares the same overall trade objectives the deal encapsulates, while the business leader also warned against constructing new trade barriers.


(In Trade)
January 11, 2017

The secretary of State nominee questions “whether the agreement that was negotiated serves all of America's interests best.”


(Daily News)
January 10, 2017

As Donald Trump's pick for U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, makes the rounds on Capitol Hill this week, members of the Senate Finance Committee are gearing up for a confirmation hearing they say could involve questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the nominee's stance on how to tap new export markets for the U.S. agriculture industry.


(Daily News)
January 10, 2017

Outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, in his final keynote address this week, said failing to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the "biggest gift any U.S. president could give China.”


(In Trade)
January 06, 2017

He writes in the Post that a “fresh start” could be a trade free trade agreement with Great Britain, “in parallel with the Brexit bargaining.”


(In Trade)
January 06, 2017

The authors see potential for “political and policy lessons from the recent TPP experience.”


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