Upi Talsi writes in a Turun Sanomat column that free trade and trade limitations have recently made the headlines, and the renaissance of trade policy began with the TTIP negotiations. Now, it is said the negotiations have « entered the ice age » along with President Trump. The free-trade agreement between EU and Canada, CETA, was signed in autumn 2016, while the free trade agreement between EU and South Korea took effect in 2011. According to Mr Talsi, since then EU’s exports to South Korea have doubled. He points out that free trade agreements benefit Finland.
Media: Turun Sanomat (E-edition, PDF)
Journalist: Upi Talsi, Ministry of Finance
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