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The Death of TPP: What Does it Really Mean?

President-elect Trump announced his intention to formally withdraw the United States from the TPP agreement. So ends seven years of controversial negotiations and intense public debates over the content and anticipated consequences of the pact. Trade goes on -- but other countries will try to fill the leadership space.

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Will Trump Dump Trade?

Yes, Mr. Trump ran on a platform that rejects the notion that trade agreements have worked to America's favor. He promised some major reversals of trade policies. But the Trump campaign did not seed the idea or flip the switch in voters' minds. His positioning reflects the culmination of a troubling, slow-moving — and predictable — trend.

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TPP: What’s the Big Deal?

TPP is significant because it constitutes the largest regional trade agreement ever implemented outside of the WTO. TPP was negotiated among 12 countries on both sides of the Pacific. Those countries together generate roughly 40% of global economic output (GDP).

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What Americans Think About Trade and Trade Agreements

While anti-trade rhetoric has been a regular feature of the U.S. political landscape, opinion polls show that Americans are not in fact generally opposed to trade or trade agreements with other nations.

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Seoul Food from Idaho

Among the chief beneficiaries of the current Korean passion for potatoes are U.S. potato growers and processors, who’ve seen their exports explode in recent years. U.S. exporters credit one factor in particular for boosting the wide availability of American potatoes in Korea: free trade.

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Global by Design

The story of our logo is a global design journey traveled seamlessly across several continents in a matter of days from concept to product.

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