EU approves free-trade agreement with Singapore



The Business Times

[STRASBOURG] The European Parliament approved a free-trade agreement with Singapore as Europe continues a campaign to counter the protectionism of US President Donald Trump.

The European Union assembly’s green light on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, means the market-opening accord may take effect later in 2019 following years of legal delays.

EU governments must still give their final endorsement of the deal, which requires Singapore to set up a register of European farm products protected by their specific geographical origin.

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