The stunning victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has dealt a fatal blow to the prospect of seeing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement passed by the U.S. Congress anytime soon, according to the pact's supporters and opponents.

Trump will ride into the White House on a populist wave of anger in America's industrial heartland toward multilateral trade deals like the 12-nation TPP, where concerns about losing jobs and political sovereignty to other countries through international trade deals was stronger than most pro-TPP politicians, media pundits and experts had realized.

Both houses of Congress are now controlled by the Republicans, who have traditionally favored international trade deals. But Trump, whose products are often manufactured abroad, was an early and vocal critic of TPP, calling it a disaster for the United States.