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TPP Trade Deal Members Seek to Move Ahead Without United States

May 19 , 2017

Remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement are working on a statement to reaffirm their commitment to it despite the withdrawal of the United States, sources close to the discussions said.

Talks are happening on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, the biggest trade gathering since U.S. President Donald Trump upended the world order with his "America First" policy.

The competing visions are evident at this weekend's APEC meeting of ministers from countries that account for well over 40 percent of world trade.

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