The three countries are among the 11 that signed the agreement last month after deciding to go ahead without the U.S. The others include Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru. The pact, which was conceived as a counterweight to China's rising economic power in the region, had been negotiated under the Obama administration but never approved by Congress.
The news drew a rebuke from opponents of the multilateral trade pact.
Trump's opposition to multinational trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement was a central part of his campaign for president in 2016 and accounted for some of his appeal to working-class voters.
"What we're all focused on is making sure we can bring the TPP 11 into effect as soon as possible", he said. And Sasse also said the deal has the added benefit of uniting countries against unfair Chinese trade practices. It's a harsh word - it's a rape of our country. For years, these countries have taken advantage of the U.S.by throwing up barriers to US exports while enjoying the benefits of the USA economy uninhibited.
Rejoining the pact could be a complex task.
If TPP wouldbe enacted, " the US would reduce 448,000 jobs, as per a report in Tufts college's global and surroundings Institute. "Our efforts have borne fruit if the United States judged it would be better to rejoin".
The main source of concern is the escalating tensions with China after Trump last month imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and then hit Beijing with punitive duties in retaliation for massive theft of US intellectual property.
I don't know. I do know that rejoining the TPP would be quite complicated.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, commenting after Trump's tweet, said it would be "great" to have the USA back in the pact though doubted it would happen.
Lawmakers later Thursday are scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump to talk about trade. If the Europeans are smart, they'll work with USA negotiators to convince Trump that new agreements have transformed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action from the worst deal in history to a diplomatic masterstroke.
China's aggressive response to Trump's tariffs is aimed squarely at goods produced in the US heartland, a region that helped send him to the White House.
Trump once called the TPP a "death blow for American manufacturing", and it's unlikely the newly-signed agreement will be more to his liking. Farm groups say farmers would rather trade, than take subsidies, to be profitable, in referring to the trade dispute with China and the proposed tariffs as a result.
Clearly, this move is a response to China, with whom he is engaged in a "cold" trade war.
President Trump is taking to Twitter to clarify a seeming reversal on his decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership garnered criticism from lawmakers including Valley Congressman Tim Ryan.
The possibility of joining the TPP pleased executives of the US Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers.
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