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US-UAE FTA on hold

Negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and the UAE will not be resumed under the current US administration, according to the US Trade Representative (USTR) office and cited by Emirates Business 24/7. A USTR spokeswoman said both sides remained 'committed' to the FTA and talks will resume 'at a later point in time'. Delays occurred due to concerns over the UAE's labour laws and human rights record.