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The European Commission aims to have a transparent and accountable trade policy based on consultations with all parts of European civil society. More information on the European Commission framework for dialogue with civil society is available on the Transparency Register website.

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Expert Group on Trade Agreements

Between December 2017 and the end of 2019, the European Commission put in place an expert group on EU trade agreements. Its role was to provide extra advice to the Commission during trade negotiations and the implementation of trade agreements. The group’s mandate expired at the end of 2019.

The group included employers' organisations, trade unions, representative associations, socio-economic interest groups (like consumer associations) and other civil society organisations.

Full details on the expert group