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Lange: TTIP Deal In 2016 Is ‘Unrealistic’ Because U.S. Won’t Move On EU Priorities

July 12, 2016 at 11:56 AM
BRUSSELS -- Bernd Lange, the chairman of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee, said Tuesday it is "unrealistic" that the U.S. and EU will be able to close a deal in 2016 due in part to the U.S. refusal to move on key EU priorities like market access on procurement and services. In an interview with Inside U.S. Trade , Lange also said his assessment was based on the negative trade rhetoric by U.S. presidential candidates, the uncertainty of whether...

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