Trade and Investment

International trade and investment flows are crucial elements of European companies' competitiveness in a global economy. Appropriate policies open new opportunities to export products and services and to get access to foreign markets to ensure Europe's growth and jobs.

 

Documents

Publication

Benchmarking Report 2016

A glance at the competitiveness of Europe and its industries

The 2016 edition of the ERT Benchmarking Report presents a comprehensive grading of Europe in the global context in terms of competitiveness, trade and investment, innovation, digital economy, energy and climate, employment and skills. It also provides some encouraging examples of “best practices”...
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Press Release

Joint Statement - Business groups express their continued support for TTIP negotiations

Strong political commitment from the EU and U.S. governments is necessary to deliver an agreement that boosts growth, competitiveness and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.

The undersigned trade associations reiterate their strong support for the ongoing negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Both the European Commission and the U.S. Trade Representative have underlined that the TTIP negotiations remain on track and that intensive...
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Press Release

TTIP - High expectations for 14th round – EU and US must deliver now

Joint Statement by 8 organisations representing small and large companies

The 14th round of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the EU and the US will take place this week in Brussels. Ahead of this critical round, the Business Alliance for TTIP stresses to the EU and the US that the time must be now to make critical...
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Press Release

Why Europe matters

Letter to the press from Members of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT)

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) published a letter today signed by its Members - 51 business leaders of major European companies - calling for renewed confidence in the European Union and emphasising that Europe matters.
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