December 3, 2017 | By: DAVID SCHRIEBERG –
Will negotiators sweep away the final roadblocks to one of the world’s largest trade deals in time to reach agreement before a self-imposed December 31st deadline – or even earlier?
In a time of a growing global protectionist tide, the sought-after agreement seven years in the making between Europe and South America would cover $100 billion in annual bilateral trade. And the deal would act as a stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. away from potential trade deals with Europe and Asia that until not long ago were considered major boons to the flow of world commerce.
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