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Mexico | Brussels, 10 April 2017

Good Progress in Third Round of EU-Mexico Trade Negotiations

The third round of EU-Mexico talks for a modernised trade agreement concluded last Friday in Brussels bringing good overall progress. The aim of the round was to put on the table proposals covering all negotiating areas and start to merge texts coming from both sides.

The EU proposals presented so far covered rules of origin, public procurement, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, energy and raw materials, intellectual property rights and trade by small and medium-sized businesses. Further proposals presented during the last week round will be available on the DG Trade transparency page soon.

The overall objective of the ongoing negotiations is to adapt an existing agreement negotiated two decades ago to the reality of today's global trade. Both sides are committed to make the agreement ready for political conclusion before the end of this year.

To keep the momentum, the EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström will travel to Mexico in the beginning of May.

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