European Commission warns against food export bans

European Commission warns against food export bans
# 17 December 2008 10:38 (UTC +04:00)
Brussels-Alexander Kin-APA. The European Commission today reinforced its commitment to keeping Europe’s markets open and to increasing efforts to improve openness further afield. This Communication identifies the main non tariff barriers faced by European exporters and sets out a plan to tackle them, including through deepening regulatory co-operation with key countries and regions.
Vice President Günter Verheugen, responsible for Enterprise and Industry and his colleague, the European Commissioner for Trade, Catherine Ashton, underlined: "In today’s difficult economic climate it is more important than ever that we open up opportunities for our businesses to trade their way out of the downturn. This means tackling the costly barriers that block our exporters, in particular SMEs, ensuring that cooperation with our partners leads to real jobs and new opportunities. This is the most effective response to those arguing today to put up - rather than take down - barriers to trade".


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