It's been said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is effectively dead in the water, with US Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both opposed to the deal.
They've both made it clear the TPP won't be approved on their watch.
John Key has acknowledged the deal is under pressure, but says there’s still a chance it could progress during the "Lame Duck Congress" ‐ the period of time between the US election in November and a new president being sworn into office.
If America is not involved, can the TPP be salvaged? Or without America is it not worth the paper it's written on?
Former trade negotiator Charles Finny spoke to Paul Henry this morning.