trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström presented two draft negotiating mandate when she presented their plans on Friday. The one concerning the removal of tariffs on industrial products, the second deals with the mutual approval of products.
Everything has its origin in the call that EUROPEAN commission president Jean-Claude Juncker had with the president of the united states Donald Trump is in Washington in the summer to bring about peace in the ever growing trade wars across the Atlantic.
and be able to easily remove a variety of the duties which, above all, Trump loudly whined over.
the Proposals cover all sectors of industry, including fishery products and vehicles. To get away tariffs can have important significance for both consumers and businesses on both sides. It would especially benefit small businesses, " says Malmström.
As expected, however, is not part of some agricultural products in the negotiations, despite the fact that the united states want it. Both governments and farmers and consumers in a number of EU countries is, to say the least sceptical about the idea of facilitating further for the import of agricultural products from the united states.
the area is located completely outside, as well as many other areas in which we know that it would be difficult to reach a consensus, " explains Malmström.
as the president negotiated the united states and the EU far and long of a comprehensive trade agreement TTIP. It is starting now, however, is far from it.
" We do not propose any fresh start to negotiate a broader free trade agreement with the united states, emphasizing Malmström.
Above all, lurking at the same time, dark clouds – in the form of any punitive tariffs on EU cars as the president of Trump is still not ruled out.
"If it were to happen, we have come a long way in the preparation of the countermeasures, and we have made that absolutely clear to the americans," says Malmström.
the Draft will now go forward for approval from the EU member states before negotiations can get started.
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