EU Reopens ASEAN Trade Talks, 1 Country At A Time

Law360, New York (December 22, 2009, 4:09 PM EST) -- European Union member states gave the go-ahead Tuesday for bilateral trade negotiations with individual member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, beginning with Singapore, just months after the two regional groupings put negotiations for an overall free trade agreement on hold.

The European Commission announced that negotiations with Singapore will begin in early 2010. The island city-state is the EU's largest trading partner among ASEAN member states, with over $78.4 billion in bilateral trade.

Along with negotiations with Singapore, the European Commission said that...
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