Trump is exploring re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Donald Trump signs withdrawal from TPPUS President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States re-joining negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, after he pulled out last year as part of his “America first” agenda.

Key points:
Mr Trump made the comments to farm-state politicians in a White House meeting
US farmers would get better access to overseas markets under the TPP
Australia played a key role in resurrecting the trade pact earlier this year
Australia and a group of 10 other nations resurrected the trade agreement earlier this year, despite Mr Trump’s decision to abandon the deal.

Farm-state politicians in the US said after a White House meeting with Mr Trump that his trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, and his new chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow would be looking into the agreement.

via Donald Trump is exploring re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, senators say – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)