President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on November 21, 2016 that he would withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on day one of his administration. Opposition to the TPP was a central theme of Trump’s campaign; he called the TPP a “disaster” and vowed to rip it up when he took office. In practice, this means that he will not present to Congress the implementing legislation necessary for US participation in the agreement.
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Authors: JEFFREY J. SCHOTT