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Expert group on Trade Agreements | Brussels, 5 November 2018

Commissioner Malmström consults with civil society at advisory group meeting

Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström participated in the fifth meeting of the Expert Group on EU Trade Agreements.

Commissioner Malmström discussed the state of EU trade and the challenges ahead with trade policy specialists from 28 organisations representing various industrial sectors, including SMEs, trade unions, consumers, and environmental groups.

The group was set up in September 2017 to step up Commission's engagement on trade policy making with the full range of stakeholders and civil society representatives. Since its creation, the group has provided valuable input on a range of issues, including consumer issues, ongoing negotiations, the EU's proposals for modernisation of the WTO, as well as the implementation of the EU-Canada trade agreement. More details about the meeting are available online.

The report of the meeting will be published in the following days.

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