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    Spokesman for the German government Steffen Seibert said Wednesday the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal was not dead.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Answering a question at a press conference whether the plans for signing of the TTIP were dead following Trump’s presidential victory, Seibert said "No," the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported.

    Trump, known for his criticism of the TTIP free trade deal with Brussels, won the US presidency despite most of the analysts and opinion polls predicting his defeat to Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton.

    The TTIP free trade agreement, which has been negotiated since 2013, involves the creation of a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States. It has been severely criticized for the lack of transparency in the negotiations as well as for the tremendous power it would potentially give to international corporations.

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