Obama 'confident' in TPP Pacific trade deal

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement during an event at the Agriculture Department in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2015US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was confident he could make a case for the ambitious TPP Pacific free-trade deal as he began pressing for its ratification by Congress. A day after 12 countries reached agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership following grueling Atlanta negotiations, Obama told agriculture and business leaders that the deal is good for them. “I’ve said repeatedly that I would only sign an agreement and present an agreement to Congress if I could be absolutely certain that it was good for American workers and good for American businesses, good for American farmers and good for American ranchers, and good for American manufacturers,” he said.

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