ASEAN-EU FTA: Why Restart Negotiations Now?

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Nanthini Sambanthan – Regional Content Writer, Southeast Asia

On July 14 2018, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the EU and ASEAN had agreed to restart the processes of establishing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two regional organisations. Although negotiations between the two to revive the long-stalled FTA b