GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (FAM) – US President Donald Trumpon Monday signed an executive order to officially withdraw US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and called the move “a great thing for the American workers”, local media reported.

“We’ve been talking about this for a long time,” Trump said as he signed the order. The TPP, a free trade pact between 12 Asia-Pacific countries, was formally signed by ministers from these 12 countries in last February after more than five years’ negotiation.