Fruit, vegetables and clothing are all part of the EU’s secret offer. It proposes doing away with import tariffs on thousands of products in the framework of the TTIP negotiations.
EU and Japanese officials have reached agreement "in principle" on a free trade deal. Both the EU and Japan have stressed that the pact is a rejection of the kind of protectionism US President Donald Trump advocates.
DW spoke to economist Thomas Sampson from the London School of Economics ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to the White House. She is the first world leader to meet the new US President Donald Trump.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has told a Berlin audience that the US remains open to a free trade pact with the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the proposal, but chided the Trump administration on trade.
The US and Japan have started talks on boosting their economic ties with US Vice President Mike Pence meeting Japanese officials in Tokyo. The initiative could lead to a free trade deal between the two nations, he said.
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