MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Trump, known for his criticism of the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (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.
"Trump was very critical of trade agreements in his campaign – as was his opponent in the end of her campaign. But campaigning is not reigning. It will take some time until the new administration can continue negotiating the treaties with Europe and other partners, but I am sure we will pick up the ties and continue," Zech said.
He also expressed hope that forces supporting free trade deals would prevail in Washington, as such agreements would profit both the United States and Europe.
The TTIP deal has drawn much criticism for the lack of transparency in the negotiations and for the tremendous power it would potentially give to international corporations.