International Trade


"Export controls on dual-use items must be strict and proportionate. In the vote today, we are focusing on stricter control for the goods with...


"We need to protect our European industry. The jobs of hundreds of people are being endangered due to unfair trading practices. We won’t...

Donald  Tusk

"The EPP supports the re-election of Donald Tusk as President of the European Council. Over the last two and a half years, Donald Tusk has done...


"Trade policy is back on track. We have managed to work out the most advanced, ambitious and up-to-date trade agreement between the EU and...



The Committee on International Trade is responsible for matters relating to the Union's common commercial policy and its external economic relations. Its main tasks are to deal with the EU's financial, economic and trade relations with third countries and regional organisations which includes assent to trade agreements, and with measures of technical harmonisation or standardisation in fields covered by instruments of international law.


Press Release
04.07.2012 - 12:30

EU-Russia: improved import of raw materials

The European Parliament today adopted, with a large majority, a Report on the EU-Russia Bilateral Trade Agreement relating to the introduction or increase of export duties on raw materials. Inese...
Intellectual property
Press Release
21.06.2012 - 12:45

ACTA: EP should listen to the Court of Justice before vote.

The Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament this morning voted on the Report on ACTA and recommended the plenary to reject the trade agreement. EPP Group Coordinator Daniel...
Press Release
13.06.2012 - 14:30

International Trade: Improved preference

The General System of Preferences, GSP, which is the EU's most important trade instrument for trade with developing countries, will be transparent, predictable and more generous to countries...
Postal service - delivery of a package
Press Release
12.06.2012 - 12:15

Japan: EP putting the brakes on free-trade agreement.

Caspary and Wałęsa: Japan must first demonstrate its readiness to open up market A majority of MEPs are lining up to call against rapid negotiations with Japan on a free-trade agreement with the...
Through the Andes
Press Release
30.05.2012 - 17:30

Russia: EP concludes its position on trade files with Russia

"The agreement on exports of wood will bring more predictability and better trade conditions, ensuring the necessary security for EU producers and exporters, as well as better trade income for...
Cargo Ship
Press Release
10.05.2012 - 17:15

Mediterranean Countries: Key trade tool for democratisation

"Trade policy has become an essential tool for both foreign policy and for the combination of economic relations with the process of democratisation and the development of society", said...