- Trade topics
- Policy analysisTrade policy
These groups are typically made up of European-level, non-government organisations representing their interests for the EU trade negotiating agenda.
Export groups are part of the Commission's focus on transparent and inclusive trade policymaking.
Expert group on trade agreements
Between December 2017 and the end of 2019, the European Commission put in place an expert group on EU trade agreements. Its role was to provide extra advice to the Commission during trade negotiations and the implementation of trade agreements. The group’s mandate expired at the end of 2019.
The group included employers' organisations, trade unions, representative associations, socio-economic interest groups (like consumer associations) and other civil society organisations.
- List of experts
- Official information
- Register of Commission Expert Groups
- Commission Decision on this group of experts (September 2017)
Trade Economist Network
The European Trade Economist Network (TEN) is an informal network of trade economists in the governments of EU countries, the Permanent Representations and the European Commission.
These economists discuss the economic impact of current trade policy issues, present their own analyses and papers, and share knowledge. Members meet twice a year in one-day meetings.
Other active expert groups dealing with trade policy
|Generalised Scheme of Preferences||Advise the Commission services on practical implementation aspects of the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), which provides trade preferences to…||Members, meetings, documents|
|Preparatory meetings of the WTO Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues (SPS)||Assist the Commission in preparing the EU positions for the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committees . Discuss the relevant agenda items of the WTO SPS…||Members, meetings, documents|
|Responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold||Advise the Commission services on matters pertaining to the responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold||Members, meetings, documents|
|Screening of FDI into the EU||To provide the Commission with advice and expertise on matters relating to foreign direct investments into the EU||Members, meetings, documents|
|Steel||Facilitate the co-ordination of measures concerning trade in certain steel products originating in certain third countries||Members, meetings, documents|
|Système Intégré de Gestion de Licences (SIGL)||To discuss the technical and practical aspects of the textiles and steel licensing system (SIGL)||Members, meetings, documents|
|Trade and investment relations with China||The mission is to provide a forum for an in-depth discussion between the Commission and Member State capital based experts on trade and investment relations…||Members, meetings, documents|
|Trade and Sustainable Development||Exchange of views on Trade and Sustainable Development matters, in bilateral and multilateral context||Members, meetings, documents|