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De Gucht Says EU Doesn’t See US Trade Deal Soon, FTD Reports

March 27, 2012

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said he doesn’t expect a free-trade deal with the U.S. to be signed any time soon, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing an interview.

De Gucht said the U.S. market is still too protected, with only around a third being accessible for foreign firms, the newspaper reported.

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