It was quick and easy for President Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
With a stroke of his new presidential pen, he buried the massive Pacific free-trade agreement that the Obama administration had painstakingly negotiated, even though the 12-nation accord had been moribund for the last year after losing political support. It had little chance of being ratified by Congress.
The real questions are: What will Trump replace it with? And when and how will he remake America’s economic relations with the rest of the world?
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