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Industrial goods Budapest, 23- 24 June 2011

Stakeholder seminar on how to raise awareness on EU trade policy

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In the context of the Hungarian presidency, DG TRADE organised together with the Hungarian Presidency a seminar in Budapest on 23/24 June 2011. The aim was to raise awareness on Trade Policy at EU level for economic operators in Member States that recently joined the EU, and this precise event was targeted at a limited number of such member states (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia).

The seminar brought together economic operators and administrations from all Member States in order to address outstanding problems and best practices.

After an introduction of high level representatives from the Hungarian Presidency and the European Commission, the programme included a number of workshops chaired by representatives of DG TRADE, Member States administrations and economic operators.  

Seminar programme 
23 June
  • 09h15 – 09h30 Registration
  • 09h30 – 10h00 Opening plenary – 
    Introduction by Mr László Várkonyi, Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Budapest
  • 10h00 – 11h30 General presentation of Trade Policy
  • 11h30 – 12h30 Economics EU12
  • 12h30 – 14h00 Lunch break
  • 14h00 – 15h15 Workshop 1: Industry involvement in trade policy followed by Q&A ,
    or Workshop 2: Geographical preferences/priorities EU12 outside EU. Followed by Q&A session
  • 15h45 – 17h30 Workshop 3: Industry organisation followed by Q&A,
    or Workshop 4: Market Access Strategy: how can EU trade policy be beneficial for you? Followed by Q&A
  • 17h30 – 18h30 Report & conclusion on workshops
  • 18h30 – 20h00 Cocktail
24 June
  • 09h15 – 10h45 Future trends in trade policy – 
    Presentation by Mr Péter Balás, European Commission, Deputy Director General for Trade, followed by Q&A
  • 11h00 – 13h00 Workshop 5: Trade Defense Instruments - followed by Q&A
  • 13h00 – 13h30 Closing remarks
  • 13h30 – 14h30 Lunch

Detailed programme

Seminar presentations