PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Ego International
, a noted export consulting company, understands that both the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) have a great deal at stake with regard to the current trade talks that are taking place. Leading world powers, the US and the EU are attempting to negotiate regulations regarding free trade that will prove mutually beneficial to all parties involved; however, according to an article published by Reuters, France's distrust of US leaders has caused an early problem in negotiations.
The article explains: "France called on Monday for the European Commission to make public its mandate to negotiate EU-US free-trade talks, citing what it said was an atmosphere of mistrust over efforts to forge a landmark pact." This atmosphere was sparked by "European concerns about US spying that had threatened to delay the start [of the talks] after nearly two years of preparation."
Nicole Bricq, trade minister for France, wrote that there was a "climate of doubt" surrounding the talks at the close of the first session, citing the fact that the US has a great deal of power but is "incapable of resisting the temptations its supremacy gives it" as a reason for concern.
Give this high degree of mistrust, Bricq made the request that Karel De Gucht, the EU trade commissioner, increase the transparency of the talks by making key details public--including the EU's negotiation mandate. This is something that is, typically, not done in an effort to keep the EU's strategy--and limitations--close to the vest; however, Bricq has asserted that it is important for both sides of this debate to view one another as equals and partners, not as rivals. As such, it is important for them to share their information and work together to create the most favorable agreement possible.
The professionals at Ego International agree that a higher degree of transparency may be a good thing. While worries about the sincerity of the US may not be warranted, it is true that transparency may help establish a spirit of partnership that could lead to a more successful round of negotiations. As of the first round of talks, no real progress has been made.
Although the negotiations are not set to end until the latter part of 2014, the professionals at Ego International believe it is important for the representatives who are coming to this trade agreement to use their time wisely and go over every detail necessary to create the most favorable solution possible.
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