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Position paper - The Path Forward for EU Trade Policy: Reflections following CJEU Opinion 2/15

29 Jun 2017
All Committees
Trade & External Affairs

The value of rules-based trade to Europe and to the world remains unprecedented. Today, the EU is the world’s largest trading partner, a success-story that has been predicated on a commitment by the EU to smart, fair and free trade and investment with partners around the world. However, EU trade policy faces challenges that are both political and legal in nature. AmCham EU welcomes the recent CJEU ruling on the EU-Singapore FTA, clarifying the EU and national competences as regards its ratification process. However, moving forward, the EU needs to establish a new tradition of seeking political and legal acceptance of EU trade policy. In this paper, AmCham EU outlines a number of recommendations, to help ensure the full potential of EU trade policy is recognised and fulfilled.