North Carolina Journal of International Law

Volume 43


China and Japan Taking Advantage: The Fallout After the United States’ Departure From the Trans-Pacific Partnership

By: Ryan Nichols In January of this year, President Trump informed the world that the United States would be abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”).[1]  The TPP, negotiated over the course of five years by former President Barack Obama, was a proposed free trade agreement that allied the United States with eleven Pacific Rim economies.  These countries included Australia, Brunei, Canada,…