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TPP is an ambitious trade agreement involving 12 countries. Trump said he still preferred bilateral ties over multilateral trade agreement like TPP.
Trump said on Thursday the US could re-enter the TPP if it could get a "better" deal, a major U-turn after leaving the Pacific trade pact last year and calling it a jobs killer.
Trump has frequently disparaged multilateral trade deals, calling the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement a "disaster."
Britain is interested in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc after it leaves the European Union, the Financial Times newspaper said.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership was initially a US-led initiative between 12 nations accounting for 40 percent of global GDP, but deliberately excluding Washington's regional rival China.
The US "pulled out of the TPP and it's not going to change that decision", Lighthizer told reporters.