Trade Policy (Communication)

The Commission presents new trade policy measures in order to achieve the growth and employment targets of the Europe 2020 strategy. The Commission is especially keen on the increased opening of foreign markets for services, investments and public procurement. Moreover, the future EU trade policy is support “green growth” and “climate change objectives” in principle.


The new trade strategy of the EU is focused too one-sidedly on the opening of new sales markets, i.e. in increased exports. The positive effects of increased imports are hardly taken account of. Thus the Commission conveys the wrong impression that the opening of new sales markets alone leads to more growth and employment.