Disagreements over trade agreement across the Atlantic
[rtl] Morning - Agencies
Aimed at free trade agreement between the EU and the United States to remove tariff and regulatory barriers between the two parties, but there are many points of disagreement between them, both for the opening of markets or the precautionary principle or even investor protection mechanism demanded by Washington.
«Atlantic Partnership for Trade and Investment Agreement» and still just a distant horizon does not know whether it will be expressed days, amid rising doubts about it from both sides of the Atlantic, according to leaks emerged Monday from the scenes of the ongoing negotiations on them.
Revealed Greenpeace Monday for documents about the US European Convention acquired during the third session of talks that took place last week in new York, it promotes the view of non - governmental organizations fears that the agreement leads to the removal of the organization of trade restrictions, in the interest of big companies.
highlighted these documents differences are still substantial between the two parties, threatening to add new complications to the negotiating current, which is still surrounded by the strictest confidentiality.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the probability of success of the negotiations to reach an agreement is dwindling, despite the optimism of the American side in completing thenegotiations by the end of the year.
at the end of the thirteenth round of talks last week, negotiators of the two sides spoke highly of the usual dialogue «building» and to make progress, but it was possible totouch the displeasure of the European side on the US refusal to open public tenders to foreign competition.
The Minister of State for Foreign trade Matthias Frickl Tuesday, that the cessation ofnegotiations today represents «option probably» because «mental States United ». He said «I condemn the position of a year ago ( the United States) want reciprocity. Europe suffered a lot and receive little in return », stressing that the agreement is unacceptable« absolutely as »current.
It should be noted that this obstacle is not the first faced by the free trade agreement, which has suffered in 2014 from the leaks as well, is that the current Aqaba look bigger, It has lead to a reduction of the ambitions of the Convention, even though Washington and Brussels affirm their opposition to it. [/rtl]