May 26th, 2016 | By: Rachel Kopilow
President Obama headed to Vietnam this week, the third U.S. president to do so in just over 20 years. In the many ways we’re engaging with the Vietnamese people, the President highlighted trade as one of the most important:
The President had just finished talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement with the U.S. and the Asia Pacific to export more of our goods abroad and support good-paying jobs at home. Put simply, more and more American entrepreneurs are looking to expand in the Asia Pacific, home to some of the fastest-growing markets in the world. And business leaders abroad are looking to import more American goods.
So why not head out and find the businesses he’s talking about? What kind of American exports make their way to KL? I wanted to see for myself, and hear what business owners abroad thought of the TPP and American-made goods.
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