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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Trade negotiations

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is involved in international trade and investment negotiations at multilateral (World Trade Organization) and bilateral level (negotiations for free trade agreements and economic partnership agreements).

We participate actively in the progressive elimination, or reduction, of tariff and non-tariff barriers by providing expert input to negotiations on important industrial sectors such as

  • motor vehicles
  • chemicals
  • textiles
  • machinery
  • construction products
  • pricing/reimbursement for medicinal products
  • tariffs for industrial goods and processed agricultural products

We also contribute to the following horizontal aspects of trade negotiations

  • trade in goods
  • rules of origin
  • technical barriers to trade
  • services and establishment/investment
  • government procurement
  • small businesses
  • energy and raw materials

More information

Trade and investment negotiations on the website of the Directorate-General for Trade