TPP 11 don't want wholesale changes: Ciobo

April 15, 2018

Steve Ciobo says countries already involved in TPP won't want to make wholesale changes for the US

Trade Minister Steven Ciobo says while Australia would welcome the US into a cross-Pacific international trade agreement, the 11 countries already involved won't want to make wholesale changes to the deal.

Donald Trump has ordered his top trade advisors to take a fresh look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, having pulled out of negotiations shortly after he became the US president because he wanted a better deal.

"I can't see us unpicking all the stitching that brought this deal together to accommodate the US at this point," Mr Ciobo told Sky News on Sunday.

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