1 By opening new markets , our
economies grow : it can only
achieved through a policy active
European free trade and
2 Why do we need a
trade policy ?
2.1 the importance of the Union itself as
a partner world and the changes that
globalization is introducing into the
2.2 The only market which allows the free
movement of goods , services, people and
capital within the EU is the key element of
our ability to create jobs through trade with
other countries and regions.
2.3 The EU is the largest trading partner of 59
countries (China it is only 36 and the USA. UU .
24 ) . European foreign trade goods and
services accounts for 35 % of EU GDP , exceeds
five percentage points of the US .
2.4 The globalization
2.4.1 The growing economic powers
like China, India and Brazil means
more competition does not only in
terms of price and quality of
goods produced , but also access
to energy and to raw materials.
2.4.2 Chinese tariffs imports have been
reduced progressively , going from
19.8 % in 1996 to 4.7% in 2012.
During the same period, India
reduced tariffs of 20.1 % To 7 % and
Brazil 13.8 % to 10 %.
188.8.131.52 Thanks to an active policy of free trade
with emerging economies , the EU
improves its prospects growth and
opens new opportunities Business .
2.5 Free trade and
2.5.1 Maintaining a dynamic
economy requires the Union to
become more competitive
2.5.2 Free trade is now more
important than ever to grow
and create jobs.
184.108.40.206 Two thirds of our imports are
raw materials, intermediate
products and components
they need EU manufacturers .
3 How do you develop the
EU 's trade policy ?
3.1 When exporting , companies do not only create
employment in the country from which the
goods and services , but throughout the Union.
3.1.1 Services They are especially important , as they integrate
into the EU in the global supply chains and maintain
employment in Europe
3.2 Free trade agreements
3.2.1 The Union maintains an active policy of negotiating
sometimes with its partners in groups regional global
agreements to celebrate Free trade.
3.2.2 Such agreements give privileged access to the
markets of the signatory countries and allowed as
an exception to the basic principle of the
Organization World Trade
220.127.116.11 The agreements vary based on the scope pursued
and the capabilities of the country or group of
countries with the Trading EU
3.3.1 The EU, which is the largest source of foreign
investment (FDI ) promotes clear rules for protect
this type of financing, critical to the setting up
businesses and jobs in the abroad and establish
global supply chains .
18.104.22.168 The aim is to provide legal certainty for
investors and provide them with a stable ,
predictable environment , fair and properly
regulated in which they can their activities.
4 Elements of trade policy
4.1 The Union is a strong supporter of the
proceedings multilateral . It has provided
strong support trade negotiations in the
framework of Doha Development
4.1.1 The success of the negotiations would
bring multiple advantages. World trade
would experience a encryption increase
at 2% and simplify trade procedures
4.2 Eastern neighbors : in 2013 the EU finalized
negotiations to establish a free zone deep and
comprehensive trade (DCFTA ) with Moldova ,
Armenia and Georgia, as part of agreements broader
4.2.1 Peru and Colombia : the agreement was signed
in June 2012 and provisionally applied both
countries ( Peru since March 2013 and Colombia
since August of 2013).
5 The future of trade policy
5.1 The European Union ( EU) is committed to to complete
its ambitious trade agenda, as is convinced that the
opening of markets and trade is part of the solution to
the crisis economic .
5.1.1 Europe is sometimes reproached that
expose EU producers to competition unfair
imports at low prices. Since quite another
perspective, also accuses the Union of trying
to enter markets developing countries
mainly and destroy local employment
5.2 Fight protectionism
5.2.1 The EU will continue to fight protectionism then, if she
take such measures type, would have much to lose
because of their reliance on imported products.
5.2.2 As a leading international trade region, the EU is
particularly interested in the existence of markets open and
clear regulatory frameworks. Aware of his great
responsibility to its own citizens and the rest of world.