Froman Calls TPP Withdrawal 'Biggest Gift' To China

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 1:57 PM EST) -- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Tuesday made a last-ditch attempt to get President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that doing so would be the “biggest gift” a sitting president could give to Beijing.

In his final keynote speech to the Washington International Trade Association, Froman said that he generally agreed with Trump that taking action against unfair Chinese practices was important. But he admitted to being “perplexed” by Trump’s hatred of the TPP, noting that withdrawal from...
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