PaulBags: Bill English wants to continue pushing for the TPPA with the remaining countries anyway, so we still face IP law changes and ISDS.
Thats just stupid, no point giving up sovereign rights. Bill probably feels a bit embarrassed this has fallen apart. Just negotiate trading deals with Japan/Canada/Mexico/Malaysia etc individually. It also gives you greater flexibility. Hey it has worked well for China. Anyhow this is getting slightly of topic.
I read China is talking about investing in Mexico now.
And back to Obama/Trump. When Obama rules by executive order (which he did in his second term), it means that it is extremely easy to overrule an executive order. Which is why Trump has been able to reverse so much of these quickly. If Obama had gotten these through the house of representatives & congress, then Trump would not be able exercise this power to overturn them.