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Trade Talks Continue with EU
Fri Feb 8, 2013 01:27 PM CST

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canada said "important works remains to be done" on negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union, while the EU said the two sides are in "a more realistic zone" on agriculture, a key issue holding up a deal that's been more than three years in the making.

Canada's Trade Minister Ed Fast and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht met in Ottawa Wednesday and Thursday to narrow the differences blocking the road to a deal. According to a readout issued by Fast's office, the two officials held "productive meetings" with their negotiating teams. ...

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