By  on April 23, 2018

The European Union and Mexico are pushing forward with a free-trade agenda, whether or not other major nations want to join them.

The nations over the weekend came to a new bilateral trade agreement making “virtually all” products and provisions duty-free, which includes provisions for further promoting environmental sustainability by calling for shifts to low-carbon methods and infrastructure, as well as the protection of workers’ rights. The deal also reduces red-tape for the trade of industrial goods, like car parts and medical devices, and opens up for the first time Mexico’s public procurement market to countries in the EU.

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