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Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

  • Date: 03/04/2017, 15:30 - 17:00 (Registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 0-A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 29/03/2017 12:00

Meeting details

  • Date: 03/04/2017, 15:30 - 17:00 (registration closed)
  • Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room 0-A, Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 29/03/2017 12:00


The purpose of this meeting is to debrief  civil society organisations on the status of the EU-Mexico trade negotiations and to exchange views on the topic.

The EU-Mexico Global Agreement, which entered into force in 2000, covers political dialogue, cooperation and trade relations. It includes a trade liberalisation component, the ‘EU-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA)’ covering trade in goods and partially trade in services. However, since the EU-Mexico FTA entered into force, there have been substantial economic changes in the EU and in Mexico. There have also been significant trade policy developments in the world and both sides have concluded comprehensive agreements with other partners which go well beyond the provisions of the EU-Mexico FTA.

In this context, the EU and Mexico decided to launch the negotiations for modernising the existing Agreement on 25 May 2016. The first round of negotiations took place on 13-14 June 2016 in Brussels; the second round in November in Mexico City. The third round of negotiations will take place in Brussels from 3 to 7 April 2017.


Lead Participants

Ms Helena Konig, EU Chief Negotiator, Director for Asia and Latin America, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Mr Baker Pineda, Sub-secretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat for Economy, Mexico


Moderator

Mr Lutz Güllner, Head of the Information, Communication and Civil Society Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
 


AGENDA

1. Update on the state of play in EU-Mexico FTA negotiations.

2. Discussion with stakeholders.


Related documents


DG Trade webpage on Mexico

Report of the first round of negotiations for modernising the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement

Report of the second round of negotiations for modernising the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement


We would be grateful if participants could arrive 30 minutes in advance. A reception desk will be set up, where you will receive a badge and gain access to the meeting room. Please bring with you the confirmation email received when you registered for the meeting and an ID card or passport.

Closing date for travel arrangements: 26/03/2017 at 20:00 (Brussels time)
 

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  • Participant from African Pineapples and Bananas Association
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  • Participant from amfori - Trade with Purpose
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  • Participant from Apex-Brasil Brussels-Europe
  • Participant from APPLiA (Home Appliance Europe)
  • Participant from Assocalzaturifici Italiani
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  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles
  • Participant from Association Internationale des Techniciens Experts et Chercheurs (funded)
  • Participant from Association nationale interprofessionnelle du bétail et des viandes
  • Participant from Association Turque des Exportateurs de Textile et d'Habillement
  • Participant from Associazione Italiana Consorzi Indicazioni Geografiche
  • Participant from ASSUC- European Association of Sugar Traders
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesarbeitskammer Österreich
  • Participant from Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V.
  • Participant from Bureau Européen de l'Agriculture Française
  • Participant from BUSINESSEUROPE
  • Participant from Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de région Paris Ile-de-France
  • Participant from Cia - Agricoltori italiani
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from COMITE EUROPEEN des FABRICANTS de SUCRE
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Cooperative Italiane
  • Participant from Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti
  • Participant from Danish Dairy Board Brussels s.a.
  • Participant from Danish Shipping
  • Participant from Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund
  • Participant from Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V.
  • Participant from DIGITALEUROPE
  • Participant from Direct Selling Europe
  • Participant from Délégation des Barreaux de France
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  • Participant from Friends of the Earth Europe
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  • Participant from Union Européenne du Commerce du Bétail et des Métiers de la Viande
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