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Trump factor: Commission also sees opportunity to advance own trade agenda

Trade professionals in Brussels are shocked and depressed following the victory of trade-sceptic Donald Trump in the US elections. The flagship but fledgling transatlantic TTIP is seen as frozen, or dead, at least for the time being. But some also see opportunity in this dire situation.   The Transpacific Partnership Agreement …

Internal EU politics South Asia & ASEAN Vietnam

Commission plans to step up promotion of EU Vietnam FTA – amidst CETA row

The Vietnamese government is watching the protracted CETA ratification process in the EU with perplexity and anxiety as it asks itself what this could mean for its own recently concluded deal with the EU. The EU Commission shares these worries.   In 2015, Vietnam concluded a wide-reaching free trade agreement with …