Hillary Clinton spoke out against the TRANS-Pacific partnership

WASHINGTON, 8 October. /Corr. Anatoly Bochinin/. Former U.S. Secretary of state Hillary Clinton claiming the nomination of the candidate in US presidents from Democratic party, on Wednesday criticized the creation of the TRANS-Pacific trade partnership (TPP) with a dozen countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

“At present I am not satisfied with what I found out about it. I don’t think it will fit given my skill sets,” said Clinton in an interview with PBS. The politician reminded that it has previously advocated the conclusion of a trade agreement that would allow Americans to create jobs, raise wages, and “to promote the interests of national security”. “I continue to believe that we must strive,” he said.

Her doubts in particular, related to the fact that, according to her, “currency manipulation are not part of the agreement.” “Many questions remain unanswered”, she said. In this case, Clinton in his speech did not criticize President Obama directly, on the contrary, it recalled that previously, “the Republicans have blocked all proposals,” the head of state, which related to higher wages. “There are things we need to do here at home,” said former Secretary of state.

According to Reuters, Clinton aides have notified the White house about its position.

Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama supported the creation of this Alliance. In a press statement released by the White house, he stressed that the agreement “strengthens strategic relations (USA) with partners and allies in the region, which will be vital for the twenty-first century”.

Deal 12 Asia-Pacific countries was achieved as a result of almost six years of negotiations, the final round of which was held in the U.S. city of Atlanta (GA). It is considered one of the largest trade pacts in history, and is subject to ratification by the legislators of the member countries. However, none of them are the largest Pacific powers such as Russia and China.


The TRANS-Pacific partnership (TPP) is a trade Pact, involving the complete abolition of customs duties on goods and services in the Asia-Pacific region.

In the TTP system now includes 12 countries including USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Chile, Peru. They accounted, according to various estimates, about 40% of world trade. The agreement on the establishment of TTP provides for the abolition or substantial reduction of duties on import of most goods within this Alliance, facilitating the movement of capital and technology.

At the same time in the negotiations on the establishment of this system does not participate the China second after the United States economy in the world and the most dynamic force in the Asia-Pacific region. Experts in Japan stress that the United States and Japan consider TTP as a deterrent to Beijing and strengthen its strategic position in the region.