The TPP Is Dead. Long Live The Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

NPR: When President Trump pulled the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, spurning the massive free trade agreement in one of his first acts in the Oval Office, most analysts figured the deal was dead.

After years of strenuous talks, eager anticipation from some and vitriolic opposition from others, it appeared the lightning-rod partnership stood no chance of surviving without the support of its biggest partner.

Those analysts were quite right — and, as it turns out, quite wrong at the same time.

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