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.


European Union customs sign
Press Release
26.10.2012 - 11:00

Russia's accession to the WTO: EPP Group expects Russia

The European Parliament today welcomed Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation and the EPP Group underlined that in order to benefit from this strong potential, it is of the utmost...
European Parliament
Press Release
25.10.2012 - 10:15

Japan: EP 'conditionally in favour' of opening trade talks

The European Parliament agreed today on the opening of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement with Japan under the condition that it will abolish non-tariff barriers and eliminate obstacles to public...
Intellectual property
Press Release
04.07.2012 - 12:45

ACTA: No vote hurts European interests indefinitely.

The European Parliament today voted against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ACTA, refusing to listen to the European Court of Justice's legal assessment, requested by the Commission...
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...