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Statement on trade deal between EU and US

The Prime Minister welcomes President Obama's determination to negotiate a trade deal between the EU and US

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Following President Obama’s State of the Union speech, Prime Minister David Cameron said:

It’s great that President Obama has set out his determination to agree a trade deal between the EU and the United States.

We discussed this issue on Monday and we are both committed to launching negotiations this year. A deal will create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic and make our countries more prosperous.

Breaking down the remaining trade barriers and securing a comprehensive deal will require hard work and bold decisions on both sides. But I am determined to use my chairmanship of the G8 to help achieve this and to help European and American businesses succeed in the global race.

Published 13 February 2013