Lords hear evidence from EU Trade Commissioner

06 September 2011

Karel de Gucht, EU Trade Commissioner, appeared before the House of Lords EU Economic and Financial Affairs and International Trade Sub-Committee.

Commissioner de Gucht provided the committee with an update on the direction of EU trade policy.  

The committee questioned the Commissioner on issues such as:

  • What role he thinks trade can play in increasing the EU's competitiveness following the recent economic crisis
  • What the EU is doing to strengthen trade and investment links with major partners such as Russia, China, Japan and the United States
  • Why the EU are proposing changes to the generalised tariff preferences scheme that will cut the number of countries eligible to take part

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