PRE-COUNCIL: EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL (TRADE) 22 MAY 2018:Written statement - HCWS688

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Department for International Trade
Made on: 17 May 2018
Made by: Greg Hands (Minister of State for Trade Policy)
Commons

PRE-COUNCIL: EU FOREIGN AFFAIRS COUNCIL (TRADE) 22 MAY 2018

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Brussels on 22 May 2018. I will be representing the UK.

The substantive items on 22 May will be: adoption of the negotiating mandates for Free Trade Agreements with Australia and New Zealand, adoption of conclusions on the negotiation and conclusion of EU trade arrangements, and follow-up to the 11th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference (MC11). There will also be an exchange of views on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS669

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