EU Trade Policy: How can FTAs better deliver for SMEs?

06-04-2021 - 17:14 INTA
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These briefings discuss how free trade agreements (FTAs) can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) discussing the main challenges, concerns and benefits for SMEs doing business in third countries. Different barriers that can affect SMEs without international operations and SMEs that are already internationalized are described and initiatives at the EU and national level to support SMEs are highlighted. The briefings conclude with a set of support recommendations.