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This week in the newsletter: After negotiations ended in 2013, the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force. On the European side, global leaders met at the Munich Security Conference, and the EU and Japan agreed to work towards an early conclusion of their FTA negotiations, while Chancellor Merkel met with IMF's Christine Lagarde and President Juncker. In the US, Wilbur Ross is scheduled to be confirmed as US Secretary of Commerce next Monday.

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This week, TRADEinACTION.. is about relations with Canada on both sides of the Atlantic: The European Parliament approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on Wednesday after 7 years of negotiations with Canada, while Canadian PM Trudeau visits the White House; Steven Mnuchin gets confirmed as Treasury Secretary, Linda McMahon confirmed to head White House's Small Business Administration, while President Trump meets with PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss future US- Israel relations.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: IMF's Christine Lagarde visits Atlantic Council, President Trump to meet with Japan's PM Abe in Washington, DC on February 10, with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on February 13, and the IMF releases its country report on Greece.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: President Trump roils relations with Mexico, British PM Theresa May announced she will trigger Brexit negotiations on March 9, IMF's Christine Lagarde visits the Atlantic Council on February 8, and Japan's PM Abe to meet with President Trump in Washington, DC on February 10.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: President Trump abandons TPP and announces to renegotiate NAFTA, British  Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead, European Parliament's trade committee endorses CETA, , and UK's Theresa May to visit DC on Friday.

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This week in TRADEinACTION: European Parliament announces new President, US- EU take stock of trade relations, World Economic Forum in Davos - and a new US President on Friday.

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This week in TRADEinACTION... European Commission announces new proposal on Digital Single Market while President Obama gets ready to pass the baton on January 20.

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The Italian Constitutional Referendum on December 4,  seeks to streamline Italy's public administration, requiring approval for proposed laws only from the Chamber of Deputies. 
What is this all about? What will a No vote/Yes vote actually mean? Watch this Atlantic Council live video for predictions and answers.

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