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EU and ASEAN to Jumpstart Trade Agreement Talks

Posted April 27, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


Southeast Asia and the European Union (EU) agreed yesterday (26 April) to take steps toward resuming stalled talks on a free trade agreement between the two regions.

The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the EU had launched negotiations in 2007, but broke them off in 2009, amid disagreements largely centering on European concerns over ASEAN member Myanmar’s human rights record.

“Senior officials of ASEAN and EU will meet towards the end of the year to take stock and explore the way forward and report back to the ministers,” the two sides said in a joint statement. Click here to read more.