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Policy | Brussels, 28 May 2018

Speech: Changing Face of Trade

Today Commissioner Cecilia Malmström spoke to the European Roundtable of Industrialists – a forum of the Chief Executives and Chairs of major European multinationals.

She reflected on the ways that trade is changing. The EU is connected to the world in an unprecedented way. This means we are even more concerned by these shifts – especially by globalisation. Commissioner Malmström outlined the different ways the European Union uses its trade policy to shape globalisation, from negotiating trade agreements and strategic alliances to making sure everyone feels the positive impact of trade.

“If we are to continue to enjoy free and open global trade everyone in society must enjoy the benefits of it. Otherwise, we will continue to see backlashes and trade made a scapegoat.” Commissioner Malmström said.

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