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Europe closes in on fresh deal as US President Trump puts up barriers

Top officials from the EU will meet with the Mercosur group of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay on January 30 in Brussels to gauge the prospects for a free-trade deal

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Europe closes in on fresh deal as US President Trump puts up barriers

is approaching the next stop in its global market-opening drive aimed at countering Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.

Top officials from the will meet with the Mercosur group of Argentina, Brazil, and on January 30 in Brussels to gauge the prospects for a free-deal that would follow groundbreaking commercial pacts with and The talks began almost two decades ago, faltered and were re-started in 2010. With worth almost ^85 billion ($105 billion) in 2016, a market-opening agreement would be among Europe’s biggest. Mercosur says an offer to open further its agricultural markets, including for beef, is inadequate. Europe closes in on fresh deal as US President Trump puts up barriers

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 00:34 IST
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