The last meeting of the Committee on International Trade took place in Brussels on 13 and 14 April 2015.
See the highlights of this meeting below.
The next meeting of INTA Committee will take place on 6 and 7 May 2015.
Further to the first round of negotiations between the European Commission and Myanmar government on an investment agreement, and just before the second round, the Committee held an exchange of views with the participation of the EU Chief Negotiator.
As a reminder, INTA Committee also held a public hearing on this topic on 6 November 2014. The EU-Myanmar Investment agreement is an only-investment protection agreement (without market access) and none of the EU Member States have any bilateral investment treaty with Myanmar so far.
EU smelters and refiners importing „conflict” minerals and metals would have to be certified by the EU in order to help stem the flow of revenue to armed groups, under a draft law as amended by the International Trade Committee on Tuesday. Other amendments lay down conditions for EU recognition of industry self-certification schemes, and labelling requirements. All these amendments still need to be approved by Parliament as a whole. (Read more)
Eight hundred and ninety-eight amendments to a draft resolution on progress in talks with the US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were debated by the International Trade Committee on Monday. (Read more)
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