Besides the multilateral trade agenda, another important aspect of EU’s trade policy are relations with third partners all over the world. The EU is the largest exporter of manufactured goods and services, and the biggest export market for around 80 countries. In addition, together the EU member states account for 16% of world imports and exports and are the number one source and destination of foreign direct investment. It is therefore important for BusinessEurope to promote an ambitious EU bilateral trade agenda that ensures access to third markets and a level playing field for European companies when they compete at global level.
BusinessEurope is cooperating with business associations globally and covers the developments in EU’s trade relations particularly with the following regions and countries: Africa and the Caribbean, Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Brazil and Latin America, Canada, China, Eastern Partnership countries, India, Japan, South Korea, Mediterranean countries and the Middle East, Russia, the United States.
|Reports and studies||Date|
|Main problems regarding EU-UK trade and investment since the end of the transition period - a BusinessEurope survey||31/03/2021|
|A trade strategy fit for the 21st century||29/04/2019|
|Brexit: the customs implications and solutions||12/06/2018|
|Consequences of a cliff-edge Brexit||07/12/2017|
|Facts and figures||Date|
|EU-China trade - Facts and figures||17/07/2018|