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Trade and jobs

EU exports support 38 million jobs, up two thirds from 2000. More than 14 million of these workers are women. One in five jobs in the EU depends on exports.
EU exports support a significant share of jobs in all countries across the EU.

France - Amestoy Piment d’Espelette

France - Amestoy Piment d’Espelette

Maritxu and Eric Amestoy began producing piment d’Espelette (Espelette chilli pepper) on their farm in Halsou, France more than ten years ago. Maritxu and Eric have been exporting their piment d’ Espelette to Canada since 2016. It sells the peppers to a cannery that produces prepared foods.

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EU exports support 38 million jobs in the EU

This is one of the many figures in a new report released today by the European Commission, showing just how important an open trade policy is for European employment.