BREAKING: Donald Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that covers 40 percent of world’s economy

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, following through on a promise from his presidential campaign.

“We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said as he signed the executive order in an Oval Office ceremony on Monday.

He also called the order a “great thing for the American worker”.

In the same ceremony, Trump also signed an order imposing a federal hiring freeze and a directive banning US non-governmental organizations receive federal funding from providing abortions abroad.
Promoted by Washington and signed by 12 countries in 2015, the TPP had yet to go into effect and US withdrawal is likely to sound its death knell.

Its signatories are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the US and Brunei. They together represent 40 percent of the world economy.

Source: Aljazeera

22 thoughts on “BREAKING: Donald Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that covers 40 percent of world’s economy

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    Hongzhi 황제는 잠시 침묵하고 서둘러 어색하게 인사했습니다. “그럼 Sun Chen은 떠날 것입니다.”Hongzhi 황제는 잠시 생각하고 “이런 경우에는 수천만 달러를 쓰는 것이 쉽지 않습니다. “라고 말했습니다.

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