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It was quick and easy for President Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With a stroke of his new presidential pen, he buried the massive Pacific free-trade agreement that the Obama administration had painstakingly negotiated, even though the 12-nation accord had been moribund for the last year after losing political support. It had little chance of being ratified by Congress.

Many in Canada appear to be bracing for increased tariffs and reduced exports to the US, some experts there said. “Everybody has come to terms with the idea that they need to pay a higher price to access the US market,” said...

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