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With TPP Out, What’s Next for US Trade Deals?

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It’s hard to tell what exactly will happen with trade under the Trump administration, but if the new U.S. president made one thing clear when he pulled the States from the Trans Pacific Partnership Monday, it was that all trade relations could be up for renegotiation.

In a presentation titled, “Trade in the Time of Trump,” at Texworld USA in New York Monday, Gail Strickler, president of global trade for Brookfield Associates and former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles at USTR, perhaps did a little to calm an audience of uncertain minds.

“Our existing FTAs and preference programs that are already enforced—regardless of the rhetoric—I personally don’t think those are likely to change,” Strickler said after touching on the now defunct TPP.

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