"The strategic dimension [of the Trans-Pacific Partnership] is something that the administration has been talking about for a number of years now. You’re seeing the administration really, I think, re-emphasize the importance of the TPP in terms of its leadership and engagement in the Asian region."
"As Kemal Derviş of the Brookings Institution has argued, pretty much any aspect of macroeconomic policy could be construed to affect a country’s trade balance and, by extension, its exchange rate. It is therefore far better to keep such sensitive matters out of trade deals and leave them to existing, separate, diplomatic processes."
The Washington Post