Beyond the devastating human toll, the war threatens higher costs for fuel, grain, industrial metals and other raw materials used in Asian-made consumer goods headed for Europe and beyond.
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Applications by neighbors has created urgency for Seoul to decide if they want to be involved in the 11-country trade deal.
Taiwan already has free trade deals with two of the members — New Zealand and Singapore — and has been working toward joining the trade agreement for years.
A deal on aircraft subsidies includes a commitment for the U.S. and the EU to tackle practices that could threaten Boeing Co. and its European rival Airbus SE.