Balanced trade agreements
WTO reform is important in order to establish a global framework for international trade, to avoid distortions of competition and to provide a legal structure for complaints to be handled transparently.
Regarding the ambitions of the European trade agenda (e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Mercosur and Indonesia), we support Europe’s efforts to find new markets, in particular in the fast-growing regions of the world. However, we believe that the agreements need to be balanced when it comes to the agricultural chapter.