14/03/2013 à 11:00
Où : Brussels, Belgium
Thème : Commerce
Organisateur : Commission européenne
The European Commission will present its annual "Trade and Investment Barriers Report" (TIBR) to the European Council. The report identifies market access barriers in six key trading partners of the EU - China, India, Japan, Mercosur, Russia and the US – and provides an assessment of the progress achieved in removing trade barriers. It is part of the Commission's broader enforcement strategy which aims at ensuring that the trade deals and rules the EU has negotiated with its trade partners are actually implemented on the ground.
The Trade and Investment Barriers Report was first issued in 2011 in an effort to implement the "EU 2020" Growth Strategy. It is being published at the annual European Spring Councils to move the dismantling of trade barriers to the top of the EU's political agenda.
The report is a vehicle to set priorities on an annual basis among the market access barriers to six key trading partners (China, India, Japan, Mercosur, Russia and the US). These countries together cover around 40% of the EU's exports of goods, commercial services and its outward flows of foreign direct investment.
11.00, Berlaymont Press Room: Technical briefing off the record.
A press release, the report and executive summaries will be available on the day.