Trade agreements can make a major contribution to European competitiveness by
- supporting the EU's de-risking strategy through diversification of imports and exports,
- contributing to the modernisation of trading rules in key areas like climate change and digitalisation, and
- supporting the EU's engagement with countries around the world, making it a true global player.
This is the main message stemming from the panel discussion organised today by the Women in Trade Network Brussels & BusinessEurope, with Sabine Weyand, Director General of European Commission DG Trade, and Luisa Santos, BusinessEurope Deputy Director General.