As announced during the Council discussions in the beginning of September 2015, Commissioner Hogan has scheduled for 2016 a number of visits to third countries where important opportunities exist for EU agriculture and to help open doors for new exports.
This series of visits starts with a trade mission to Mexico and Colombia in February 2016.
In addition to the political exchanges the Commissioner will be having, an important aspect of the visit in Mexico and Colombia will be facilitating exchange and agreements between European and Mexican and Colombian businesses active in the agri-food sector.
For this reason Commissioner Hogan will be accompanied by a delegation of approximately 35 senior European executives representing key sectors in the EU trade with the two countries.
The visit will start in Colombia from 8 to 9 February and will continue to Mexico between 10 and 12 February.