Extract from “TPP Ratification Process Grinding To A Halt As Canada Launches ‘Widespread Consultations’ On The Deal”

That uncertainty is unnerving other TPP nations:

“Why would you expend any political capital on ratification if the whole process isn’t going anywhere?” said an official from a third TPP nation.

One consequence of the other TPP parties not ratifying the agreement quickly is that it makes it even harder to pass the agreement in the US — a classic vicious circle:

“It would certainly be helpful if other nations moved to ratify,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter.

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