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Policy | Brussels, 22 May 2017

"Build bridges, not walls!", says EU Trade Commissioner

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström today set out the state of play for the EU’s ambitious agenda of trade policy with partners such as the US, China, Canada, Japan and Latin America, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Addressing the 2017 European Business Summit in Brussels, the Commissioner noted the benefits trade can bring, for example, through cheaper products and services; and the creation of new jobs. She called for an approach which responds to people's concerns, with a trade policy which is transparent, based on values, and which shapes globalisation.

Read the Commissioner's opening speech

More information on the 2017 European Business Summit