In brief: Council to give green light to Chile trade negotiations
13/11/2017 by Iana Dreyer
The EU is preparing to launch negotiations with Chile to update their 2002 Association Agreement and include new topics such as services trade, procurement, agriculture and new rules on sustainable development, gender equality, possibly protection of indigenous peoples.
Member states are planning to formally give their green light to the Commission to this this week. The final hurdle was cleared at this morning’s COREPER meeting.
Kaja Tael, Estonia’s Ambassador to the EU tweeted this morning: “The EU is ready to open negotiations with #Chile for a modernised Association Association Agreement. It will provide strengthened political cooperation with a large part also on trade.”
Read up on what the European Parliament wants to see in the final agreement with Chile.