The European Parliament’s International Trade Committee is responsible for scrutinising trade deals between the EU and third countries, a vital element of the EU's growth strategy.
ECR MEPs have championed on-going efforts to negotiate an ambitious free trade deal between the EU and the US, an agreement which could boost jobs and growth in the EU. The eventual goals should be the creation of a true transatlantic market by 2020, covering all sectors, including financial services, digital commerce, big data and energy.
ECR MEPs will continue to push for the EU’s free trade agenda, focussing on the world’s most vibrant economies. We also believe in "trade not aid", and so we continue to work for a multilateral solution to the Doha Development Agenda with some early harvest of agreements to benefit developing countries trade their way out of poverty. Our MEPs have been at the forefront of developing new trade agreements with countries such as India, Mexico and Vietnam.
ECR Members of the INTA Committee:
The ECR firmly believes that free markets and free trade form the basis of global wealth creation and provide an essential framework for enterprise, opportunity and prosperity. With many Member State economies still grappling with the effects of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and facing significant challenges to return to solid and consistent growth we believe trade is key to the EU's recovery and our ability to compete in a global market place.