American credibility

TPP: Plan B if the United States Can't Get the Agreement Ratified

So what happens if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is not approved by the United States Congress?  In short, the TPP as it currently stands dies.  The damage to US interests is much greater than simply the loss of years of work putting together a complex agreement with a network of committed partners spanning the Pacific.  The United States will lose credibility and forfeit global leadership in designing future trade and economic arrangements.