Trump Says He'll Renegotiate Trade Deals, Not Kill Them

September 30, 2016 09:28 AM

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants to renegotiate – but not get rid of  – TTP, NAFTA and other trade deals, his ag adviser Sam Clovis told AgriTalk.

And Trump wants to keep the advantages of the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement for agriculture, but review and revise the rest of it, Clovis says.

For example, one problem with the current version of TTP is that it would result in the loss of 200,000 American jobs, he says.

“What we want to do is fix the rest of it, and if its beneficial to ag, then we’re going to keep it beneficial to ag,” Clovis says.

In addition to covering agriculture, the secretive 6,000-page trade deal includes intellectual property labor relations and environmental impact stipulations, “but you have to go into a vault to read it, and you can’t take notes,” Clovis says. “And the only issue with TTP is we want to take a look at it to make sure that we are not disadvantaging the United States in any way, shape or form.”

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Spell Check

Grand Rapids, MN
9/30/2016 01:18 PM

  And how does Mr. Trump propose to unilaterally open up signed trade agreements with other countries and demand change? Is there language that allows this? Or is he going to have to break up the agreements somehow and start from scratch? I am fearful that his meddling with the trade agreements is going to cost the American Farmer dearly, as the ag sector is typically the easiest to use a weapon of trade. What are we going to do with our already excess supply of grain, meat and milk if we no longer can export them freely and competitively? How low will our grain prices go then?

Vida, ME
10/2/2016 10:25 AM

  Come on "news reporters" the proper term for the trans Pacific trade agreement is TPP and the Transatlantic is TTIP. What is agreement is TTP???? Lets get it right when reporting the "news" or it's just another joe blow tabloid story.....


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