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Trump open to U.S. rejoining TPP

President Donald Trump remains open to rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, the countries engaged in TPP 11 may not be as welcoming.

President Trump told CNBC, “I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal.” As he addressed the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last week, Trump said he would consider negotiating “either individually or perhaps as a group if it is in the interest of all.”

The original agreement would have provided billions of dollars to United States agriculture. However, New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker says the U.S.’s negotiating position was “of course, weakened” by its withdrawal. Further, there is little expectation of the U.S. joining TPP.