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Kudlow Says TPP Reconsideration Is More of a ‘Thought Than a Policy’

  • Says U.S. in “pre-preliminary stages” of discussions on TPP
  • Trump hopes to reach separate trade deal with Japan, he says
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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed the possibility the U.S. would enter into negotiations to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, calling it more of a “thought than a policy” for now.

The U.S. is “in the pre-preliminary stages of any discussions” on rejoining the Asia-Pacific trade deal, Kudlow told reporters Tuesday during a briefing ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.