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The United States, Canada and Mexico have been in lengthy talks over changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement since President Trump threatened to scrap the historic treaty. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, here meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday, apparently won't push Congress to implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal which Trump is expected to scuttle when he takes over. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Obama Isn't Expected To Push Congress On Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that the White House strongly supports. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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The Port of Hamburg's trade volume has more than doubled since 1990 and is projected to double again by 2030. Andrew Schneider for NPR hide caption

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Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is holding up an Obama trade nomination after U.S. trade authorities missed a deadline to ease secrecy protocols around TPP draft language. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact in a May 18 speech in Portland, Ore. Don Ryan/AP hide caption

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As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

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To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership language, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, soundproof room in this hallway and surrender their mobile devices. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only A Few (Or Maybe None)

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A food market in Singapore in 2012. The U.S. government says that American farmers can help "fill the void" being created by rising demand for meat in countries like Singapore through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Allie Caulfield/Flickr hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a joint press conference at the White House with President Obama on Tuesday. Abe is urging U.S. lawmakers to approve a trans-Pacific trade deal. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approach the podiums for a joint press conference Tuesday at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Obama is hoping to finalize a new trade agreement with Japan and other Asian nations soon. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

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