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Adoption of the mandates for the launch of EU-US trade talks

Published Monday April 15 2019

Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister in charge of International Trade, welcomed the adoption by the Council of the European Union of the mandates necessary for the launch of formal trade talks with the United States. 

The adopted mandates provide for the conclusion of an agreement on the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods as well as an agreement on conformity assessment.

Throughout the discussions, the Luxembourg authorities have been keen to reach a text helping secure the commitment of the European Union to put an end to the trade tensions with the United States, notably in view of their impact on the European steel industry.

The full text of the Minister’s statement can be consulted  here .

For further information:
https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/united-states-america/61068/eu-us-trade-commission-welcomes-councils-green-light-start-negotiations-united-states_en

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