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No Trump card for TPP agreement

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by November 14, 2016 General
Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke says if the US does not ratify the TPP it won’t go ahead, disadvantaging other nations.

Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke says if the US does not ratify the TPP it won’t go ahead, disadvantaging other nations.

THE Victorian Farmers Federation is hoping US President-elect Donald Trump will come to his senses and recognise the ­value of signing off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Mr Trump’s victory is likely to kill off the agreement, which involves Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

President Barack Obama’s administration has suspended its efforts to win ­congressional approval for the  TPP deal before Mr Trump takes office.

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