Europe, Mexico to seek new trade pact to deepen N. Am. ties

A deal, which would take several years, is part of a new generation of deals that go beyond tariffs.
A deal, which would take several years, is part of a new generation of deals that go beyond tariffs.

Channel News Asia

The European Union and Mexico will launch negotiations towards a new free-trade agreement later this year, as Europe seeks to tie its economy closer to North America following a deal with Canada and efforts to sign an accord with the United States.

Building on a pact with Mexico from 2000, the European Union hopes to create a transatlantic free-trade zone and help set the global rules of commerce before China does. Mexico is jumping ahead of Brazil, whose talks towards a similar deal with the European Union have stalled.

“We are ready to commit to a highly ambitious deal,” EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told a forum in Brussels alongside Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo.

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