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    US President-elect Donald Trump's opposition to international free trade deals is a chance for all members of the proposed agreements to review them to secure workers' rights, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd told Sputnik on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — President-elect Donald Trump was very critical during the 2016 US presidential campaign of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) as well as other free trade agreements. On Monday, he said that the United States would quit the TPP agreement on the first day of his tenure as president in January.

    "It's got to be the right deal for all those countries involved. The next president of the United States is appealing to have a different view on in-session trade agreements, all of them has to think again. We've got to make sure that people feel their jobs, their ways of lives are secured," Lloyd said on the sidelines of the ENES 2016 forum in Moscow.

    The TPP would join the United States with 11 Pacific Rim nations in a deal to lower tariffs and other trade barriers on thousands of goods and services. The participant countries in the TPP account for about 40 percent of the global economy.

    TPP critics have argued that the trade deal will only benefit multinational corporations while eroding the US manufacturing sector. Critics also claim the agreement will weaken safety regulations and undermine labor, environmental and human rights.


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