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"It is good news that today the President directed Larry Kudlow and Ambassador Lighthizer to negotiate US entry into TPP," said Republican Senator Ben Sasse in a statement after a meeting with Trump on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.
The White House had no official announcement on this issue yet.
According tomedia reports, Trump on Thursday told a group of lawmakers at the meeting which Sasse also attended that he has directed the US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow to study the possibility of re-entering the TPP if the terms are favourable.
Earlier this year, the remaining 11 TPP nations, including Japan and Canada, announced they struck an alternative agreement without the US.
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