• Consultation on European Commission’s proposed mandates for upcoming EU-US trade negotiations

    The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) welcomes the Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s (DBEI) invitation to submit to its consultation on the European Commission’s recent draft negotiating mandates for EU-US trade negotiations.

    Context:

    On 18 January 2019, the European Commission adopted two proposals for negotiating directives for trade talks with the United States: one on a trade agreement with a strict focus on removing tariffs on industrial goods (excluding agricultural goods), and a second agreement on conformity assessment.

    Please find the full submission here.