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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Trade Committee's Vital Moreira: Europe could not live without trade

The EU is the world's largest trading bloc but the economic crisis has put strains on the international system. Are open markets still a key to wellbeing? Does multilateralism remain on the agenda - or should it seek more bilateral openings for trade? While 18 MEPs head to Geneva for a Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organisation (21-22 March), a team of the European Parliament spoke with the Chair of the International Trade Committee, Portuguese Socialist Vital Moreira.

Can EU farm policy be reconciled with the needs of a new world trade deal if the deal means large tariff cuts for agricultural imports?

Both policies can, should and must be reconciled. Trade deals are about concessions, compromises. You make concessions in order to get something and you cannot exclude this sector from the idea. The only way to evaluate trade agreements is globally - only globally they bring advantages to EU economy, not only industry, services, but also agriculture. I am fully aware of difficulties but we need to have a balanced and a holistic approach to trade.

Source: European Parliament

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