the EUROPEAN commission, which is responsible for coordinating the 28 national trade policy, to negotiate with the united states to reduce customs duties on all industrial goods and to make it easier for companies to get products approved from produktsäkerhetsperspektiv in both the united states and the EUROPEAN union.
the French government has openly said no to the negotiations in protest against the repeated threats of tariffs from the united states and that the united states left the treaty of Paris.
Cecilia Malmström welcomed at a press conference on Monday, the negotiating mandate and the EU-the commission shall make every effort to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement for industrial goods with the united states before november.
" I'll get in touch with US trade representative Robert Lighthizer, the later in the day – when he wakes up – in order to determine a date for the first round of negotiations. The ball is in the US now, she said.
– When we start, it might go right so quickly, she continued.
and the rest of the commissioners ' term of office expires at the end of October.
She reiterated that the EU absolutely does not want to negotiate on agricultural products. The EU wants to stick to the areas that are mentioned in the agreement, from July 25 of last year between president Donald Trump and the commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, only the industrial goods.
However, the US congress demanded that the negotiations should also cover agricultural products.
Agriculture is a red line for the EU", said Cecilia Malmström.
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