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Trade technical issues

Trade technical topics are critical in ensuring that trade and investment take place on a level playing field, granting business the possibility to use certain mechanisms to address market distortions including restrictions on access to raw materials.

The cross-cutting issues are especially important to Europe’s key industries and, with their input, we can provide valuable information to the European institutions on the importance of clear rules in the following areas: customs and export controls, development policy, market access and raw materials, trade policy instruments.

Publications

Public letters Date
U.S. sanctions against Iran - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Andrea M. Gacki, OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) of the US Department of the Treasury 15/10/2018
Cross-border data flows and inclusion of specific provisions in free-trade agreements negotiated by the EU - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Frans Timmermans 30/10/2017
U.S. sanctions against Russia - Letter from Emma Marcegaglia and Markus J. Beyrer to Jean-Claude Juncker 26/07/2017
Joint letter on flow of data through trade agreements to President of the European Commission Juncker 28/09/2016
Implementation of EU sanctions regulations - Letter from Luisa Santos to Jean-Luc Demarty 17/02/2015
Forced localisation - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Jean-Luc Demarty 15/10/2014
Position papers Date
Prevention and amicable resolution of disputes between investors and public authorities within the single market - BusinessEurope's reply to the public consultation by the European Commission 08/11/2017
BusinessEurope's key points for communication on export controls on dual-use items 27/06/2017
BusinessEurope's views on digital trade 06/02/2017
EU foreign economic diplomacy 22/03/2016
"Trade for All" - BusinessEurope assessment of the European Commission communication 23/11/2015
A trade policy for the 21st century - a BusinessEurope position paper 09/07/2015
Trade - Roadmap for the European Commission 03/11/2014
Press releases Date
New US sanctions on Russia would mainly hit the EU 24/07/2017
New EU trade and investment strategy - an ambitious vision 14/10/2015
Speeches Date
Priorities for trade facilitation negotiations - Presentation by Adrian van den Hoven at the European Free Trade Association seminar 08/02/2012
Reports and studies Date
Going Global - The Way Forward 28/10/2008
Last updated: 9 October 2015