However, some of the countries involved have questioned the relevance of the partnership absent the United States.
May 22, 2017
‘Never mind U.S. President Donald Trump: the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s remaining 11 members have vowed unity and pledged to press for a new pact by November. However, Trump has his own plans for bilateral Asian trade deals that “put America first.”
Speaking to reporters Sunday on the sidelines of an APEC ministerial meeting in Hanoi, New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said the so-called “TPP 11” grouping was “very, very united” in pushing forward with the pact.’