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Trump opens door to TPP return

US president says move would require 'substantially better deal'

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25.   © Reuters

DAVOS, Switzerland -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which he decided to exit back in January 2017, if "we made a much better deal than we had."

"I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially better deal," he said in an interview with American broadcaster CNBC at the World Economic Forum here.

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