Trump Executive Order Pulls Out of TPP Trade Deal

تم نشره في Mon 23 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign pledge by signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The trade deal, a linchpin of ex-President Barack Obama's Asia policy, was signed by 12 nations.

"Great thing for the American worker what we just did," said Mr Trump as he dumped the pact with a stroke of a pen.

He also cut funding for international groups that provide abortions, and froze hiring of some federal workers.

Mr Trump's executive order on TPP is seen as mainly symbolic since the deal was never ratified by a divided US Congress.

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump criticised the pact as a "potential disaster for our country", arguing it harmed US manufacturing.