EU Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World

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Monday, March 20th, 2017

Monday, March 20, 20172:00PM - 3:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs
1 Devonshire Place
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EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will set out the trade agenda of the EU, the world’s biggest trader, in the wake of an uncertain future for trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the proposed EU-US agreement known as TTIP. Pursuing an ambitious programme of trade deals, the EU will seek to work with major partners such as Canada to “shape globalisation”, with trade policy that is effective, transparent and based on values. The Commissioner will also highlight the benefits of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) due to take effect soon, which she cites as the most progressive and ambitious ever concluded.

As EU Commissioner for Trade since 1 November 2014, Dr. Malmström is responsible for EU trade policy. She is representing the EU in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international trade for a. She is negotiating bilateral trade agreements with key countries around the globe.

As EU Commissioner for Home Affairs 2010-2014, she was responsible for the European Commission’s work within the fields of asylum and migration, police cooperation, border control and the fight against organised crime and human trafficking. Formerly a Member of the European Parliament and Minister for European Affairs of Sweden. As Minister for European Affairs, Malmström was responsible for issues such as the Lisbon Treaty, the EU strategy for growth and employment and the review of the EU budget and for the preparation and co-ordination of the Swedish EU Presidency.

Cecilia Malmström has a Ph.D. in political science and was a researcher at Göteborg University in Sweden for several years, teaching in European politics.

On Twitter: @MalmstromEU. Website:


J. Hawker


Cecilia Malmström
EU Trade Commissioner


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