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US, EU make final plea for free trade deal

January 17
17:47 2017

The rationale for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "is even stronger today than it was when we started these negotiations," US Trade Representative Michael Froman said in a statementWith the anti-globalization wave impacting major elections, including that of US President-elect Donal Trump, the United States and European Union made a final plea on Tuesday to conclude a trans-Atlantic free trade deal. Just three days away from Trump's inauguration, and on the same day British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit blueprint, Washington and Brussels issued a joint report to sell the benefits of the massive trade pact that just needs the political will to conclude. The rationale for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "is even stronger today than it was when we started these negotiations," US Trade Representative Michael Froman said in a statement.


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