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No Paris Agreement, No EU Trade Deal, Says France to U.S.

Posted February 06, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

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The French minister for foreign affairs has stated that if the US administration follows through with the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will not be successful.

While giving a speech to the French Parliament Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said: “One of our main demands is that any country who signs a trade agreement with EU should implement the Paris Agreement on the ground. No Paris Agreement, no trade agreement. The US knows what to expect”.

In response to France’s call, when Anna Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade, was asked on Twitter whether she agrees with Mr. Lemoyne, she said: “Yes, Paris deal reference needed in all EU trade agreement today”. Click here to read more.