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EU set to lift all tariffs on US imports

Updated: 2014-02-08 07:23
By Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop in Brussels ( China Daily)

The European Union will offer to lift tariffs on nearly all goods imported from the United States as part of negotiations surrounding the world's largest free trade deal, people familiar with the proposal have told Reuters.

The offer will be made on Monday, a week ahead of face-to-face talks between EU trade chief Karel De Gucht and his US counterpart Michael Froman in Washington, they said.

The European Commission, which handles trade issues for the EU's 28 member states, will let the US know how far it is willing to go to open its markets, and US officials are expected to do the same.

EU set to lift all tariffs on US imports