U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he’ll begin the process of pulling his country out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as he takes office. In a YouTube video released Monday night, Trump said he notify parties involved of his intention to withdraw from the agreement on his first day in power. If that happens many have said it would kill the deal.
The TPP is intended to open up trade among 12 countries that make up nearly 40 per cent of the world’s GDP, including Canada.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the TPP as a “potential disaster” for America.
He did not mention NAFTA, which he also has a problem with and wants to renegotiate.
He says his agenda will be based “on one core principle-putting America first.”