EU Foreign Affairs Council: 25th November 2015

The Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise (Anna Soubry)
My noble Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Investment has today made the following statement:

The EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) will take place in Brussels on 27 November 2015. I shall represent the UK.

The substantive items on 27 November will be: Adoption of Council conclusions on the recently published Commission trade strategy; state of play discussions on preparations for the 10th World Trade Organization ministerial conference; on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the US; the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement negotiations; and on trade negotiations with ASEAN countries and Japan. There will also be a discussion on the trilateral talks that have been taking place between the EU, Russia and Ukraine on planned implementation of the EU-Ukraine DCFTA. Over lunch trade relations and trade policy matters pertaining to China will be discussed.