Trump Pacific Partnership? New Zealand PM’s idea to save TPP

John Key at Apec summit jokes ‘cosmetic changes’ could appease US president-elect over sweeping trade deal

The threatened TPP trade pact could be rebadged as the “Trump Pacific Partnership” to satisfy the US president-elect who has vowed to scrap it, New Zealand’s prime minister has said.

John Key suggested “cosmetic changes” to the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that the US could be kept on board under Donald Trump, who has attacked free trade deals.

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