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The Biden administration has an opportunity to recalibrate American global trade by rejoining the influential Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Signing on to the partnership has the potential to deliver powerful diplomatic and economic gains, but the odds appear slim that there will be political consensus to do so.


Andrew Muhammad, a professor of agriculture and resource economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, explained how the US and American agriculture could benefit from rejoining the trade accord in an article for The Conversation.

If the Biden administration wants to signal to the world that the US is pivoting to a more expansive global engagement, joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership could be an initial step. Read the full article on The Conversation.


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