The casual observer may wonder why the United States and the European Union are working on a scheme to bring about a trans-Atlantic free trade zone by 2015.
The project is big. It is ambitious. It is daunting. And it is underway.
There is no shortage of European goods in America, whether it is machinery from Finland, wine from France, cars from Germany, beer from Holland, subway cars from Italy, trains from Sweden, and cheese from all over Europe. And there is a raft of American goods, ideas and investment flowing into the European Union’s 28 member states.
In fact, 45 percent of the world’s trade is between the European Union and the United States.… Seguir leyendo »