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Transatlantic aviation talks back on

Transatlantic aviation talks back on

   The United States and European Union said they will resume talks on an aviation trade agreement Oct. 17 in Brussels, Belgium.

   Negotiations began in 2003, and have proceeded in fits and starts. A big stumbling block is how to open passenger markets to foreign competition. U.S. diplomats have not been willing to split off air cargo from the discussions to reduce regulation in that sector ahead of a comprehensive agreement.