The Effect on Asia of a US-EU FTA

Will the United and the European Union manage to sign a Free Trade Agreement and if so what would be the consequences for Asia? Would such a deal provide a boost to world trade in general or represent a move towards fragmentation of into blocs? What is for sure is that interest in the idea, which has been bandied around informally for years, is partly the result of the collapse of the Doha Round of negotiations under the WTO. A similar dynamic supports the progress towards free trade between the Association of Southeast Asian countries and China, South Korea and Japan.

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