US 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.
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.