14th September 2017

EC: State of the Union 2017 - Trade Package: Commission unveils initiatives for a balanced and progressive trade policy

Following the State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Commission has today unveiled a weighty package of trade and investment proposals for a progressive and ambitious trade agenda. The proposals include the creation of a European screening framework to ensure that foreign direct investment does not compromise the EU's strategic interests when it comes to security and public order, as well as draft mandates to open trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand. In a move to make the EU's trade policy the most transparent and inclusive in the world, the Commission has decided to set up an Advisory Group on EU trade agreements and to publish as of today any new proposal for negotiating mandates. Finally, today's proposals include a draft mandate to start negotiations towards the creation of a multilateral investment court.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic