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International Transport Workers’ Federation demands European Union keep U.S. cabotage out of TransAtlantic trade agreement

Speaking in Brussels, Belgium, on July 13, before negotiators involved in crafting the U.S.-European Union (E.U.) TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade pact, the London-based International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) stated forcefully that cabotage laws should not be included.