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United States | Brussels, 21 June 2016

Speech: TTIP and Developing Countries

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke to Members of the European Parliament’s committees on development and international trade this afternoon, about the relationship between TTIP and developing countries.

She underlined the centrality of development as an objective of EU trade policy and explained clearly why the impact of TTIP on developing countries was likely to be positive – most importantly as it would drive global demand.

She also noted that TTIP was not happening in isolation and urged developing country partners to progress on their own negotiations with the EU as well as on implementing the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement.

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