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Johnson Encourages President Trump to Rejoin TPP
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/13/2018

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson wants to see President Donald Trump take steps to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That's after the White House indicated that he he may be open to having the United States come back to the negotiating table and do business with the 11 other trading partners that make up the TPP.

"The countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are important allies of ours as China aggressively seeks to expand its influence," Sen. Johnson said. "Joining the TPP would increase our leverage over China and give U.S. manufactured and agricultural products open access to a trading bloc equaling about 40 percent of world markets. I appreciate President Trump's willingness to consider re-engaging in this important trade relationship."

Trump said earlier this year that he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the U.S. could negotiate more favorable terms.

It was in January when the President issued an Executive Order to withdraw from the trade agreement, claiming it was unfair to American businesses and workers.

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