The US Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal


The US Withdraws from Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal

Trans-Pacific Partnership

HANOI, January 24— US President Donald Trump signed a decree to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on his first official working day in the White House Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

Trump said the TPP, which grouped the US and 11 economic partners in Asia Pacific, will harm manufacturing and production in the US, and deprive US citizens of jobs.

The deal had been discussed since 2009, during the presidency of Barack Obama, but the US Congress never ratified the agreement, and many legislators opposed it, or expressed doubts about its profitability.

TPP negotiations concluded in October 2015. It is waiting for approval of member nations’ parliaments. Many TPP member countries are considering signing the deal without the involvement of the US.

If the original agreement, including the US, had come into force it would have been the largest regional trade agreement in history, covering 40% of the world economy.

The 11 TPP members are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Sign up and stay updated
Get the latest property news, home solution tips, interior design ideas and property guides.
By subscribing, you consent to receive direct marketing from Malaysia Sdn Bhd (iProperty), its group of companies and partners. You also accept iProperty’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy including its collection, use, disclosure, processing, storage and handling of your personal information.