European Union – Informal meeting of the ministers of trade (Amsterdam, February 2, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, is taking part today in the informal meeting of the ministers of trade organized by the Dutch presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This meeting will provide an opportunity to take stock of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in December 2015 in Nairobi and to discuss the future of the Doha Round.

The ministers will also prepare for the 12th negotiating session of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership currently being negotiated with the United States, which is due to take place in Brussels at the end of February 2016. They will also focus on trade relations between Europe and Asia and on the relationship between trade and development policies.