On the 5 March 2015, the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) and EuroCommerce joined forces at a high-level conference in Brussels attended by 150 stakeholders, where they reiterated their support of EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström - keynote speaker at the conference - in her efforts to pursue a European free trade agenda. The competitiveness of the European business sector would strongly increase through policy measures designed to leverage the full potential of international trade to create jobs and growth.
During the event, held under the title “Unleashing the Potential of EU Trade Policy: Time for Action” and aimed at discussing Europe's capacity to adapt its commercial policy to the needs of an increasingly globalised world, both organisations highlighted a number of priorities to be tackled during the next political term. Among these, they highlighted the need to update and streamline current unnecessary barriers and regulations, the need for rules of origin and anti-dumping rules to be revised and for a rapid conclusion of different agreements, such as the Trade in Service Agreement (TiSA) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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