Following through on one of his campaign promises, on Monday, January 23, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum formally withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. It is anticipated that President Trump may issue a separate document regarding the United States’ intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as early as this week. In his first official press briefing, however, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested the Trump Administration may be able pursue NAFTA renegotiation without issuing any formal Executive Order.
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