TPP Partners Would Welcome U.S. Back but on Their Terms
Wendy Cutler on BBC World News
In a conversation with Aaron Heslehurst on BBC World News’s Talking Business, ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler commented on U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is considering rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
President Trump made the statement when meeting with a group of agricultural law makers on Thursday April 12, 2018. Cutler, says she is encouraged that Trump is “rethinking the exit,” but points out that the United States will have to work with current members if it wants back in.
Cutler states that “while they welcome the expression of potential interest by [the] U.S. to reenter, they are kind of wary of opening up the agreement again for potential significant changes by the United States.” (5 min., 5 sec.)
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