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President Barack Obama talks with Victoria Espinel, CEO The Software Alliance, left, as Bob Stallman Jr. President American Farm Bureau listens at right, during  a meeting with agriculture and business leaders at the Agriculture Department in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

“We are knocking down barriers” and providing American businesses and workers with access to new markets,” Obama told reporters at the conclusion of the closed-door meeting. He also said the pact has strong labor standards that will, among other things, prohibit child labor.

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In this Sept. 30, 2015, photo, John Swanton, spokesman with the California Air Resources Board explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte, Calif. Three years after Volkswagen opened a pollution testing center in Oxnard, Calif., VW admitted that it manipulated emissions results in 482,000 U.S. diesel vehicles to make them appear to run cleaner, raising questions around VolkswagenÂ’s only test center in North America. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

“That would be one of the top facilities on my list to get inside of, whether through a subpoena or a search warrant,” said William Carter, a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles who specialized in environmental crimes. “You’d want to explore what’s there.”

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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, left, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Our Ocean international conference on marine protection in Vina del Mar, Chile, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

“Our economies, our livelihoods and our food all depend on our oceans,” he said, “and yet we know that our actions are changing them. Greenhouse gas emissions are making our seas warmer and more acidic. Marine pollution harms fish and wildlife, affecting the entire food chain. Illegal fishing depletes the world’s fisheries.”

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