Debate on the EU/Russia sanctions and agreements with Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova
INTA will hold a joint debate on the trade parts of the Association Agreements between the EU and, respectively, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. The debate will also touch upon the state of play of the EU/Russia trade relations which have dramatically deteriorated after the introduction of mutual sanctions over this summer. INTA members will exchange views on these issues with Mr Ignacio Garcia Bercero, acting Deputy Director General of DG Trade.
EU Budget 2015: Votes in INTA
INTA will vote on its opinion on Budget 2015. 15 amendments have been tabled to the Rapporteur's (Reimar BÖGE, EPP) draft opinion. The Rapporteur suggests to reinforce the resources of the Commission to negotiate Free Trade Agreements. Moreover, Pilot Projects have been suggested on the Commission's Stakeholder outreach, Fighting trade in conflict minerals and Funding the build-up of Civil Society "Trade Watch" for monitoring the Union's trade policy.
Launch of plurilateral environmental goods negotiations at the WTO
Following the launch of negotiations for an Environmental Goods Agreement on 8 July 2014, INTA committee will hold an exchange of views with the Commission (DG TRADE) on the topic. The first phase of the negotiations aims to eliminate tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods. A second phase could address non-tariff barriers and environmental services.
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