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So you need much more than a trade deal. And a customs union quickly grows in complexity - you will have to have all participants agreeing when a new one joins.
I did detect your sarcasm, don't worry.

As for the rest, of course you can initiate something. But the kind of full-blown negotiations that would allow a treaty to be ready to sign would be hard to keep at deniable level.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Aug 16th, 2017 at 12:52:01 PM EST
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