Trade Policy and Market Access

Under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, will organize the third Market Access Day for businesses on Monday, 4 April 2022.

This “Market Access” day will be aimed at businesses and their associations, promoting the benefits to be gained from European Union trade agreements, particularly those that offer major opportunities but are often not used enough.

It will provide an opportunity to remind businesses of the many existing trade policy tools available to professionals, such as the Access2Markets information portal, the Single Entry Point (SEP) to report trade barriers and the Rules of Origin Self-Assessment tool. French representatives from Team France Export and the relevant ministries will also present the tools specifically created to offer businesses tailored support for their international development, particularly with the portal for regional solutions. Representatives from other Member States will also participate and share their proposals to make Europe a stronger export power together.

Denis Redonnet, Head of Trade Compliance with the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission

Denis Redonnet - JPEG18 months since his appointment within the Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission, the Chief Trade Enforcement Officer, Denis Redonnet, will present a report on the implementation of trade agreements and the pathways he plans to explore in the coming months to reinforce his work, ensure fair competition for our businesses and further lift trade barriers.

The United Kingdom and the Indo-Pacific will be the focus of two geographical roundtables at the event. More than a year after Brexit, we will review what has been done to support businesses and their commercial activities with the United Kingdom, as well as the challenges to be addressed in the coming months. Some weeks after the Ministerial Forum for Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, discussions will highlight the opportunities provided by our trade agreements with South Korea, Japan and Vietnam, and the levers available to Europeans to export and set up in these regions.

The day will finish with a workshop presenting trade defence instruments (anti dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures), which help protect European businesses in our markets from certain unfair practices of third countries. The workshop will bring together speakers directly involved in implementing these defence instruments, from the European Commission, customs, professional associations and law firms.

Consult the programme in French (PDF - 626 Ko)
Consult the programme in English (PDF - 596 Ko)

€5.4 billion*

The increase in EU exports in 2020 thanks to the strengthened implementation and enforcement of global trade agreements and regulations over recent years.

462 *

The number of active trade and investment barriers in 66 third countries, as reported by the European Commission in 2020. Market Access Day will be an opportunity for businesses to find out about all the existing tools in place to tackle and remove these barriers.

*Source: European Commission – Report on Implementation and Enforcement of EU Trade Agreements – October 2021.

More informations :
French Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Dernière modification : 29/12/2022

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