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Stronger Trade Negotiators One Reason U.S. Could Reconsider TPP

(AGree/Politico Pro)

President Donald Trump’s renewed interest in possibly rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership under “substantially better” terms could be fueled by a number of new circumstances, including a cadre of “strong negotiators,” a senior Treasury Department official said today.

“Several circumstances have changed,” Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs David Malpass said today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“One is that there is a different negotiating environment now.” That includes “strong negotiators that are looking out for American workers,” said Malpass. “So that creates an opportunity that wasn’t there, that didn’t occur in 2015, 2016.” Click here to read more.