Foreign Affairs Council (Trade): extracts from the arrivals and doorsteps

Type: NEWS   Référence: 85653   Durée: 00:00:33   Première transmission: 31/05/2012  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - Council/Justus Lipsius
Fin de production: 31/05/2012
On 31 May, the Council will take stock of a "scoping exercise" with Japan, exploring the prospects for a possible free trade agreement. It will review progress on a comprehensive economic and trade agreement with Canada, and will be briefed on the work of an EU-United States high-level working group for growth and jobs. The Council will discuss trade liberalisation in the "green" sector, as well as the contribution of trade to the growth agenda. It is expected to approve, without discussion, the signing and provisional application of a free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru, as well as the launch of free trade negotiations with Vietnam. Under "other business', it will discuss trade restrictions imposed by Argentina, and will take note of progress with regard to bilateral investment treaties and the generalised system of preferences. Over lunch, ministers will review progress on a free trade agreement with India and will discuss trade relations with China.

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00:00:05 Arrival of János Martonyi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary 00:00:10
00:00:15 Arrival of Egidijus Meilunas, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania 00:00:04
00:00:19 Giulio Maria Terzi di Sant'agata, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy 00:00:06
00:00:25 Arrival of Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign, External Trade and European Affairs of Belgium 00:00:08
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