US envoy says US-EU trade deal still a

Brussels (AFP) - Negotiations for a mega US-EU trade deal are still alive after they were suspended over elections and public opposition on both sides of the Atlantic, a senior US diplomat said Tuesday.

EU officials had feared US President Donald Trump would abandon the four-year talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) after he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific.

"I would really take issue with the notion that the TTIP is dead," said Adam Shub, who is running the US mission to the European Union pending Trump's appointment of a new ambassador.

US envoy says US-EU trade deal still alive

It is not such a surprise in that TTIP is a bilateral agreement, and form over substance seems to be the characteristics for Trump administration's trade policy.