This video from the USA says about itself:
TPP: The Dirtiest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of
7 November 2014
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Friday 11th November 2016
JAPAN’S lower house of parliament ratified the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal yesterday, despite Donald Trump’s promise to scrap it as part of his campaign for the White House.
Protesters gathered outside the assembly in Tokyo for a sit-down demo that failed to convince MPs to abandon the 12-nation deal that also includes the US, Australia and other Pacific Rim countries — with China notably absent.
But they are likely to see TPP torn up all the same — Mr Trump branded the deal a “disaster” and “rape of our country” during his campaign, ruling out any future trade pacts that he deems damaging to the US economy in an attempt to appeal to abandoned industrial workers.
And on Wednesday, US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell ruled out a vote on any trade deals before Mr Trump takes over from President Barack Obama in January.
This is likely to boost Beijing’s own proposed trade deals during November’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Peru.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit a number of TPP signatories during his conference trip, pushing its own deals, Vice-Foreign Minister Li Baodong said yesterday.
Japan’s approval of TPP will stand for 30 days, regardless of how the upper house votes.
The main opposition Democratic, Liberal and Social Democratic parties boycotted the vote, with the Communist Party voting against.
The TPP was one of President Barack Obama’s most controversial foreign policy moves. The agreement aimed to promote free trade while putting pressure on countries faltering on human rights, but it was widely panned by green and labor rights groups. Critics say the deal favors major corporations and wouldn’t improve conditions for vulnerable workers in places like Vietnam and Malaysia: here.
Talks were held over March 14 and 15 in the Chilean city of Viña del Mar over whether the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can be renegotiated and proceed without the United States. In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the proposed trade bloc: here.