TPP Could Go Forward without the United States

November 15, 2016

The election of Donald Trump has closed the door to consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) during the lame duck session of Congress this year. During the campaign, Trump vowed to rip up TPP; Republican leaders in Congress, beholden to Trump for saving their majorities in the Senate and House, will not challenge him in the flush of this unexpected but decisive electoral victory.

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Topics: MEGA-REGIONAL AGREEMENT

Agreements: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Regions: UNITED STATES ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: JEFFREY J. SCHOTT

Publishing Institution: PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

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