A First Step Towards EU/US Free Trade?

Talks Start on EU/US FTA


DollarsFollowing on from President Barak Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday, the European Commission President Manuel Barroso hasBillets de 50 euros announced that formal talks are about to start on the possibility of a future EU/US free trade agreement, a subject that was announced as being on the MAABN’s conference schedule for 2013.

Despite euphoria in some quarters at the benefits such an agreement might bring, it remains to be seen whether deals can be struck concerning regulatory barriers in areas such as agriculture and intellectual property.

A full article on the subject can be viewed on the BBC News website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21439945