Federal President Ueli Maurer the free trade agreement at the top of the topics list, as he flew this week on a short-term invitation of U.S. President to Washington, together with the foreign trade, the competent state Secretary Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch. In the case of President Trump, the theme was pushed "on very open ears," he said later at a media conference at the Swiss Embassy. Trump think that you should push for the agreement, and that he would support it. "It is the first Time that it has taken on this level of knowledge," says Maurer.
About the feasibility of the yet it says nothing – it's nice to see at least members of the Swiss Parliament. They do not believe that the agreement, which in the past year, exploratory talks were recorded, in the near future.
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Bauer President Markus Ritter, by virtue of his function, one of the most significant potential opponent of an agreement, responded recently left. Trump think that's a good thing, he says. "But the USA have at the Moment, so many other sites, since the free trade agreement with the us not at the top of the priority list."
in 2006 failed due to an agreement between the two countries due to the resistance of farmers and the financial sector. This time, the agriculture should be in the same boat. For a knight to be a difficult task. In the American food production applies: What is not harmful to health, is allowed. "We have expectations with regard to sustainability, biodiversity, animal protection, no genetic engineering, and so on. In the USA there are for livestock production no of the animal protection act," says knight. How could that go hand-in-hand with the Swiss mentality, was to him a mystery. He does not believe, however, that the Swiss market for American agriculture is lucrative. "8.5 million inhabitants, significantly less than in the Metropolitan area of New York life." Valuable for the US, the internationally active Swiss companies, which invest in the United States and so "is actually something" could be. Provide knight does not, however. In the next time, it will hardly come to a conclusion, he believes. The USA are currently conducting negotiations with China, and it's the foreign policy problem of piling up the herd.
"is Currently still in the distance,"
He had the impression that it had gone at this Meeting, less the free-trade agreement, rather than burning issues of the U.S. policy , outside Andreas Aebi, SVP national councillor from Bern says. Also, he's a farmer, and he would not let a free trade agreement telquel waste. You would have to look at the outcome of the negotiations, and this is currently still a distant prospect. In the SVP, as in the case of the SP and the Greens, the opinions are divided. In the case of the Polparteien protectionist views – SVP predominate in part-the representative will want to protect Swiss agriculture, a representative of the Left feared that Switzerland might be their social and environmental Standards, price.
free trade agreements are a reality, says SP national councillor and Foreign policy, Eric Nussbaumer. "We should just power careful be compared to an economy based on multilateralism whistles." Multi-national organizations today are weakened, such as the world trade organization (WTO) in 25. Year of its existence. The point of the world community problems. Which should be the Switzerland aware of and the negotiations in the framework of the Efta-lead mandate.
Long-standing concern of economic diplomacy
The Swiss concern, was now deposited at the top, says Nussbaumer, but basically the agreement is still nowhere. "The game is always played up. Johann Schneider-Ammann wanted to follow the free trade with the United States necessarily have a stake, which he failed. Now Ueli Maurer tried it. The Swiss economic diplomacy wants a long agreement with the United States. But times have changed. Switzerland must rely on multilateral solutions."
Also nut Baumer's party colleague, the national Council Fabian Molina, believes that there will be in the foreseeable future, an agreement with the United States. For one year the exploratory talks run – it explores what the Partner wants, and brings its own benchmarks. "According to what I hear, have not progressed the discussions is still very far," says Molina." (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 17.05.2019, 20:22 PM