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Sending a signal with FTAs

The European Union's free trade agreements (FTAs) with Singapore and Asean are back on track.

This sends an important signal that South-east Asia and Europe remain committed to free trade, at a time when the United States is turning its back on the global trade system it helped to set up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2018, with the headline 'Sending a signal with FTAs'. Print Edition | Subscribe