15th December 2016

EU Proposals for modernised trade agreement with Mexico now available online

The Commission published six initial European proposals for modernising various elements of the EU-Mexico agreement. Together with the proposals the Commission makes available the report from the second round of talks that took place in Mexico between 22 and 25 November.

These texts presented by the EU in the negotiations aim amongst other to:

- Increase participation of European companies in Mexican public tenders, and vice versa
- Increase cooperation on imports requirements related to food safety, plant and animal health
- Facilitate trade in energy products and raw materials
- Broader protection of intellectual property, including names of traditional European products known as 'geographical indications'
- Define more flexible rules of origin, i.e. criteria what products can benefit from lower customs tariffs
- Ensure that small and medium enterprises can access the opportunities offered by the agreement.

More (in English).

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic