Trade minister: TPP dead and ‘buried’ if Trump becomes US president Highlights

The Republican candidate for the US presidential elections reportedly called the TPP the “biggest betrayal” of Americans, claiming the deal will result in job losses to his countrymen from massive work outsourcing.

“We don’t want to make a prediction but if Congress doesn’t agree with the TPPA, then TPPA will be buried because section 30 of the TPPA needs the participation of the US because they are the world’s largest economy, with 20 per cent of the global economy.

“So when we negotiate TPPA without the US, then it’ll be less effective and have less meaning,” he said.

The controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will likely end if Donald Trump become the next US president and the world superpower opts to withdraw from the trade bloc, International and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.

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