At the end, there is the Signing Ceremony

What it looks like …

… when Canada and the EU ink a trade agreement in 2017, worth an estimated €10.9bn a year.

… when the EU and Japan sign a trade agreement spanning a third of the worlds economy

… when Germany signs bilateral trade deals with China, worth €20 billion in 2018. After the €15 billion worth of deals inked in 2011.

… when France signs a bilateral trade deal with Inida in 2018, worth €16 billion.

… when Austria and Russia signed bilateral trade and investment deals worth €14 billion, in 2018.

In contrast, a warm handshake is what you get …

… when you come home empty handed.