A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

13-07-2016 - "Africa Rising?"

INTA DEVE 08-08-2016 - 11:01
Poster of the hearing "Africa Rising?"

From tourism in Cape Verde to mobile phone banking in Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa does not lack entrepreneurial success stories. Nevertheless, despite the immense growth opportunities that have fuelled the 'Africa rising' narrative, numerous challenges preclude the continent from fully realising its potential. (Read more)

15-06-2016 - EU trade policies and the sustainability of the global value chains

INTA 27-06-2016 - 12:50

INTA Members debated at the public hearing with experts from the OECD, businesses, trade unions and civil society to find ways for trade policies to support the sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the context of the global value chains. (Read more)

24-05-2016 - International digital trade in goods and services

INTA 27-05-2016 - 10:27

INTA Members held a public hearing on the digital trade opportunities and gave a green light to the further phasing out of duties on the ITC products under an expanded Agreement on the Trade in Information Technology Products (ITA). (Read more)

20-04-2016 - TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US

IMCO INTA 25-04-2016 - 15:12

IMCO held a joint public hearing with INTA on the TTIP: Public Procurement - challenges and opportunities for the EU and the US. The Hearing provided for an exchange of views with experts allowing Members to benefit from their knowledge and share ideas on increasing access to respective public procurement market and ensuring non-discriminatory and transparent procurement procedures. (Read more)

15-03-2016 - Trade and economic relations with Latin America

INTA 21-03-2016 - 14:45
Poster of the Hearing "Trade and economic relations with Latin America"

The EU and Latin America are longstanding trade and investment partners. EU companies are the largest investors in Latin America with a portfolio that surpasses EU investment in other regions. (Read more)

16-02-2016 - Trade preferences for sustainable development: Scrutinising the new GSP+ mechanism af

INTA DROI 19-02-2016 - 12:57

The INTA Committee in co-operation with the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) co-organised a hearing to take stock of the functioning of the new "Generalised Scheme of Preferences" (GSP) since the entry into force of the Regulation in 2014. (Read more)

01-12-2015 - Trade relations with Australia and New Zealand

INTA 04-12-2015 - 12:15

Following the launch of the EU's new Trade and Investment Strategy, Members examined the outlook for forthcoming trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in the broader context of recently concluded and ongoing trade negotiations and the prospects of the EU's further integration into the Asia-Pacific value chains. (Read more)

12-11-2015 - EU´s future trade and investment strategy

INTA 13-11-2015 - 13:06

The European Commission adopted its Communication on a new trade and investment strategy entitled "Trade for all - Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy" on 14 October 2015. The aim of the public hearing was to get a better understanding of the Commission´s communication and to analyse if the trade strategy is able to cope with the challenges that come along with a changing world trade stage: anaemic trade growth and the EU's desire to uphold regulations and standards. (Read more)

14-07-2015 - Human rights conditionalities in the context of regional trade agreements with Africa

INTA DROI 05-08-2015 - 16:17

Committee on International Trade and the Subcommittee on Human Rights co-organised a Hearing on Human Rights conditions in trade agreements with African countries. (Read more)

16-06-2015 - Trade agreements and data flows: Safeguarding the EU data protection standards

INTA LIBE 03-07-2015 - 11:24

INTA and LIBE Committees co-organised a Joint Public Hearing on Trade agreements and data flows: Safeguarding the EU data protection standards. (Read more)