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RIP TPP: How Trump’s proposed trade policies affect Southern California’s economy without sweeping pact




People hold signs as they demonstrate against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2016.
People hold signs as they demonstrate against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Washington, DC, on November 14, 2016.
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With the election going in Donald Trump’s favor, we now know that the massive, 12 nation trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership is all but dead.

Truth be told, it would likely have been dead if Hillary Clinton had won, as both presidential candidates had said they did not support TPP becoming law. While six out of the 11 other countries in the deal already have trade agreements in the U.S., there are still questions about how TPP going belly-up could impact Southern California’s economy and the state as a whole. For more on this, read here

Guests:

Ben Bergman, KPCC senior reporter covering business and the Southern California economy

Kevin Klowden, executive director of the Milken Institute’s California Center and managing economist at the Institute

Michael Camuñez, president and CEO of ManattJones Global Strategies, a firm that advises companies doing business in Mexico; he is also a former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce