Will you to contribute to the EU’s sweeping Global Trade Policy Review? Answer these 12 questions

The EU published an extensive review of its trade policy.

Who? The European Commission

When? 16 June 2020

Document: Consultation Paper, Fact Sheets, Speech and Press Release

What happened?

The European Commission launched a major review of the European Union’s trade policy. Everyone is encouraged to take part and answer 12 key questions to respond to a new set of global challenges and considering the lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis.

Why does it matter?

A strong European Union needs a strong trade and investment policy to support economic recovery, create quality jobs, protect European companies from unfair practices at home and abroad, and ensure coherence with broader priorities in the areas of sustainability, climate change, the digital economy and security.

What can I do?

  1. If you care about the rules and regulations that define how the EU trades, consider taking part in the consultation (maybe through your trade association?). Please note that written comments can be submitted by 15 September 2020.

  2. Understand the key elements and special focus elements* to assess what parts of the trade policy matter to you and your business.

  3. Access a summary fact sheet to get answered to the questions: “Why is the European Commission carrying out a review of its EU trade policy? What are the main issues the review will cover? What are the next steps?*

  4. Take a look at the consultation note “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe” (Attention 16 pages)*

  5. Read the speech of Commissioner Phil Hogan*

Note: Links marked with * are accessible to ADVANCED subscribers.

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