International Trade Committee

EU trade policy inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Scope of the inquiry

On Wednesday May 22, the eve of the European Parliament elections, the Committee will convene a one-off session examining the EU’s approach to trade policy – focusing specifically on the EU’s trade strategy and its current negotiations with countries such as the Australia and New Zealand.

The Committee will also examine issues of particular controversy, such as concerns that arose during the now abandoned negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, and how the EU pursues a trade policy that facilitates sustainable development.

With a new European Parliament, Commission and Council President all set to be appointed, the session will provide a timely look at recent developments ahead of the elections on Thursday. The Committee will first hear an overview of EU trade strategy from policy experts, followed by a panel of witnesses representing business, labour, consumer and agricultural interests.

Terms of reference: EU trade policy

Latest evidence

  • 22 May 2019 - EU trade policy - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF263 KB) HC 2202 | Published 07 Jun 2019

    Evidence given by Roderick Abbott, Senior Adviser on Trade Policy, European Centre for International Political Economy, Iana Dreyer, Founder and Editor, Borderlex news service, Professor Elaine Fahey, Professor of Law, City, University of LondonLuisa Santos, Director for International Relations, BusinessEurope, Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, European Union and International Relations Department, TUC, Léa Auffret, Trade Team Leader, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation, François Guerin, Senior Policy Advisor, COPA-COGECA

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