WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – In a meeting with farm state Congressional representatives, President Trump reversed course, and says he has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of rejoining the Trans Pacific Partnership. He pulled the U.S. out of the trade group just after he was sworn into office last year.
South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says it was a good surprise.
Rounds says moving back toward TPP would be good for the state.
Rounds says its possible the move could reverse the existing tariff on pork, and the looming tariff on soybeans.
Trade observers said it could take months, to years to negotiate a return to the TPP agreement.