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Negotiations on review of the EU-Mexico FTA could start in June

The European Commission expects a first round of negotiations for the modernisation of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement to take place before the summer 2016, potentially in June. The European Commission has shared the draft mandate with the Council and the European Parliament. Member States are currently assessing the mandate and may amend it before the final confirmation. Rules of origins, agriculture and market access have been identified by several Member States as key priorities. EU Trade Ministers wish to adopt the mandate on 23 May, during a Foreign Affairs Council meeting. MEPs have yet to decide whether they will take a position on the draft mandate. Members of the International Trade Committee (INTA) plan to travel to Mexico during the second half of the year to discuss the modernisation of the agreement with their Mexican counterparts. However, the final decision still remain to be taken.

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