WORLD EU parliament approves huge Japan trade deal

WORLD

EU parliament approves huge Japan trade deal

AFP

21:00, December 12, 2018

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved an accord with Japan that has been dubbed the world's biggest trade deal, covering economies that represent a third of the world's GDP.

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The agreement will go into effect in February next year and be seen as a victory for global commerce in the face of US President Donald Trump's protectionism and Britain's decision to leave the EU.

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