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EU Trade Chief Says U.S. Talks Will Not Include Agriculture

(Chris Prentice – Reuters)

The European Union and United States have not yet agreed on the scope of trade negotiations, but the bloc will not include agriculture in the talks, its trade commissioner said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump has sought better terms of trade with the EU, as well as China, Japan, Canada and Mexico. EU negotiators said they would discuss industrial goods including autos, but not agricultural products – a blow to American farmers, who would like to boost access to the lucrative European market.

“We have made very clear agriculture will not be included,” Cecilia Malmström told a group of reporters on Wednesday, though she said the two sides had not yet agreed on that issue. Click here to read more.