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US open to new talks on TPP, Trump says at Davos meeting

2018-01-28 09:51:49       source:Straitstimes

January 27, 2018

DAVOS, Switzerland - United States President Donald Trump declared "America is back", and open for business now that it is once again competitive, and signalled his readiness to reopen trade talks if he could get a "better deal" for the United States.

He disclosed he would be willing to renegotiate with countries that are part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "individually, or perhaps as a group, if it is in the interests of all".

His statement came just days after the 11 remaining members of the TPP announced they had reached agreement to move ahead without the US. Mr Trump had withdrawn his country from the pact by executive order in one of his first acts as president.

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