Lords look at lessons learnt from recent trade agreement

16 January 2014

What lessons can Europe learn from the EU/South Korean trade deal? That’s the question being put to the European Commission by the House of Lords Committee charged with investigating the EU/US trade deal.


Thursday 16 January, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am via video-conference

  • Ignacio Garcia Bercero, Director, DG Trade, European Commission

Possible questions

The Committee will quiz Mr Bercero on his experience as chief negotiator for the EU during the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and ask him how it compares to TTIP.

Other questions he will face, via videoconference, include:

  • In terms of economic benefit, scope and timescale, how do the EU/Korea and EU/US deals compare?
  • Are there similarities in the EU Member States’ attitudes to both deals?
  • Could TTIP learn from the regulatory cooperation arising from the Korean agreement?
  • What can be learnt from the provisions made for the agricultural and financial sectors?
  • How is the EU/Korean deal now working? Do the structures for sustained cooperation offer any hope for TTIP?

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