The Big TPP Meeting in Chile, Explained
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On the third day of this presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement resulting from over five years of negotiations between 12 Asia-Pacific countries that proponents saw as a way for the U.S. to boost its economic and strategic engagement in Asia. In light of the U.S. withdrawal, Chile announced that it would convene trade ministers from the remaining TPP countries as well as China and South Korea on March 14 and 15 to discuss the future of trade in the region.