Eleven countries signed the agreement last month.
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No one played the anti-TPP card more frequently - as candidate or elected official - than Donald Trump.
"It's not yet clear how real it is, given the different views in the USA administration", Trade Minister David Parker said.
While China is a major trading partner for Vietnam, Hanoi is also looking to places such as the U.S. and Australia to sell its agricultural products, and a trade deal could help its exports, Nguyen said.
Some labor unions like the UAW criticized the TPP saying that some of the countries involved block USA imports and have poor human rights records.
New Zealand remains wary of President Donald Trump's apparent U-turn on a Pacific trade deal, after Trump said the U.S.is considering rejoining an 11-nation trade pact it earlier withdrew from. He also noted that the USA already had bilateral deals with six of the 11 nations in the agreement and was talking with Japan, "who has hit us hard on trade for years!"
Trump's decision on the TPP helped set the stage for the assault on NAFTA.
Trump has recently been on a tirade against several Trade deals the United States has with other nations.
Trump "is a person who could change temperamentally, so he may say something different the next day", Aso said. His administration slapped steel and aluminum tariffs on all other countries - with a handful of exceptions - and is on the brink of an all-out trade war with China.
Trump, who opposed multilateral trade pacts in his election campaign in 2016 and criticized the TPP as a "horrible deal", pulled the U.S. out of the pact in early 2017.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is created to open up free trade between the countries involved, making them less reliant on China.
"And now the United States - if and when any of that becomes more real - the countries have to consider how they would deal with that in the context of the new CPTPP".
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross later said the administration needs to see concrete actions from China to reach a deal. China has retaliated with tariffs on a range of U.S. products, such as fruit and pork, and threats to hit even bigger exports, including soybeans.
The United States entered TPP negotiations in 2008.
The dispute "creates uncertainty and confusion for the business community", he said, noting that some firms could be hit by a "double whammy" of higher costs for inputs from China and higher prices for the goods they export to the country. But it was Trump who ostensibly left the TTP a year ago.
"You'd need a whole renegotiation", he said.
"The real strategy we need is to lead all of those rule of law nations in the Pacific who would rather be aligned with the USA than with China".
Trump first disclosed his request Thursday to a group of lawmakers at a White House meeting on trade.
While the prospect of US -led military action that could lead to confrontation with Russian Federation hung over the Middle East, the White House accused Syria of carrying out a toxic gas assault on April 7 that killed dozens of people in Douma, near Damascus.