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A timeline of Trump’s complicated relationship with the TPP

2018-04-14 09:45:11       source:The Washington Post

April 13, 2018

President Trump this week ordered top administration officials to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sprawling trade agreement from which he withdrew the United States only days after taking office last year.

Commonly known as the TPP, the trade agreement was a key policy for the Obama administration. Until Trump pulled the country out, the United States had been a signatory along with 11 other countries including Japan, Vietnam and Australia. The deal aimed to lower tariffs among the countries and counter Chinese influence in the region.

Trump has long been a critic of the trade agreement, but he has had a sometimes-complicated relationship with it over the past three years. Here's a timeline.

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