Metro Manila - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.On Thursday, he called for the restart of long -term negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement between the Philippines and the European Union . "I believe that we may agree that we can all agreed that the timing and conditions are now matured in order to strengthen the historically useful commercial relations that have been going on for a long time and historically useful a double Philippines-EU Free Trade Agreement." Recommended PH-EU FTA began in 2013.Official negotiations for the trade agreement officially started in May 2016. The second and last round of the negotiations took place in Cebu last February 2017. Read In the middle of the battered global supply chain, European expats want PH-EU free trade negotiations to revive again "On this occasion, I call for active defense of negotiations with our friends from the AB-ABC and ECCP to actively defend the restarting of negotiations for this purpose.He continued Marcos. The president is that such an agreement is "a win-win strategy for both the Philippines and the EU", because the two sides help the economic goals that provide mutual benefits.With the Pacific strategy. " "If this and whenever this happens, it may be a touchstone of all efforts to strengthen Philippine and EU relations for the next decades." During his trip to Brussels, Belgium for the ASEAN-EB commemoration summit last December, Marcos printed to restart the Philippines-EU Sta negotiations. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that a STA between the Philippines and the EU will secure additional customs -free market access, as well as access within the scope of generalized preferences Plus program, and that it will improve foreign investments from EU countries.