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2017
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This publication provides a summary of the discussion entitled "Trading up for a stronger EU27. Free trade of the future – the social partners' perspective" which was held in Sopot (Poland) on 28 September 2017. The conference was organised by the Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee in the framework of the European Forum for New Ideas.

20/09/2017
Adopted
Reference: 
INT/814-EESC-00766-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
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Sep 20, 2017 Sep 21, 2017

The EESC agrees with the Commission's proposal to develop the governance of the customs union, but believes that establishing it in a comprehensive way requires multilevel reform and resolute action on the technical front. It also considers that a switch to automated central clearance is needed.

 

EESC opinion: Customs Union / governance

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European Parliament study, January 2016

European Parliament briefing - July 2014

European Parliament briefing - September 2013

European Commission - November 2014

European Commission factsheet

DG TAXUD - Evaluation

Published in: 
2017
Position paper
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The EU enjoys the status of a global trade powerhouse. It is thereby uniquely positioned to shape the development of a rules-based global trading system and influence its external growth.

05/12/2016 06/12/2016

The EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee (JCC)  brings together representatives of organised civil society from the EU and Turkey. It complements the other bodies set up within the framework of the Association Agreement between the EU and Turkey and enables civil society organisations from both sides to monitor the accession negotiations and initiate debates on issues of common interest. Its members come from various economic and social interest groups. This is the 35th meeting and it took place in Ankara.

21/09/2016
Adopted
Reference: 
REX/471-EESC-2016
Plenary session: 
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Sep 21, 2016 Sep 22, 2016

On 12 June 2014, the Commission presented a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council codifying Council Regulation (EC) No 673/2005 of 25 April 2005 establishing additional customs duties on imports of certain products originating in the United States of America.

EESC opinion: Imports of certain products originating in the United States of America (cat. C)

02/10/2014

Following up the opinion adopted by the EESC on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Employers' Group of the EESC organises the debate entitled "What development opportunities will the TTIP give Europe?" The discussion will take place during European Forum for New Ideas in Sopot, Poland. The panellists will discuss what are the benefits and challenges coming from TTIP and will analyse consequences of closer regulatory cooperation.

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