European Union – Participation of M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in the meeting of trade ministers (Brussels, 10 November 2017)


M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is today taking part in the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade).

The meeting provides an opportunity to prepare for the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization, which will be held in Buenos Aires from 10 to 13 December. European trade ministers are also taking stock of developments in trade negotiations with Mexico, Mercosur and Japan.

In the debate on the implementation of free-trade agreements, M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is presenting France’s proposal to create a European trade prosecutor responsible for monitoring compliance with trade rules by our partners and punishing any unfair practices. To ensure that sustainable development is better taken into account in trade agreements, he is also telling our European partners about the proposals put forward by France as part of the action plan on implementing the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, adopted by the French government on 25 October.

In the margins of this meeting, M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne will talk to his Dutch, Italian and Spanish counterparts.