Let’s bring Canada and Mexico into the Pacific Trade Pact

The American Enterprise Institute, 6/13/12

It is time for the United States to stop dragging its heels and allow  Canada and Mexico to enter the negotiations for a Trans-Pacific  Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP). Both nations have now signaled that  they want to join before the end of 2012 and are actively lobbying TPP  national capitals…

The TPP, if the negotiations are successful, will become the  single most important regional trade agreement in the world trading  system. Though it consists of only nine nations at this point, the goal  is to provide stepping stones to the conclusion of a regionwide Free  Trade of the Asia-Pacific Agreement (FTAAP) over the next decade. For  the United States, there are strong economic, political and strategic  reasons to support both Canada and Mexico.

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