Minister of Economy travels to Brussels to close EU deal

Minister Ildefonso Guajardo will meet with EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, to analyze the most critical issues of the negotiation
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Ivette Saldaña
Mexico City
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In order to analyze and resolve some of the critical issues for the modernization of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mexico and the European Union, the Mexican Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, has traveled to Brussels, Belgium, seeking to reach some agreements.

Amidst concerns regarding the protected designation of origin of some beers, meat, and dairy products, Guajardo will attend the seventh round of negotiations taking place from December 19 to 21.

According to a press release by the Ministry of Economy, the Mexican Minister will meet with the EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, to analyze the most critical issues of the negotiation and “ find the balance to conclude this process.”

The Minister of Economy will also meet with EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, to analyze several topics of this industry which are to be added to the Free Trade Agreement.

Two weeks ago, Guajardo claimed the deal is “in the final stage" with the negotiation and closure of the most complex issues such as the protected designations of origins, brand recognition, financial services, and investment disputes.


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