Retail and wholesale companies are at the heart of trade in goods and services worldwide providing consumers with products from all corners of the world.
Retail and wholesale operates on the global stage, trading goods and services worldwide. Thanks to retail and wholesale and trade flows, consumers nowadays have access to products from all corners of the world. In a globalised economy, trade policy plays a pivotal role in strengthening the competitiveness of the supply chains.
Trade-restrictive measures penalise consumers and traders, especially SMEs. It is imperative that the EU helps in dismantling market access barriers for the import and export of goods and services.
EuroCommerce comments on all relevant policies governing imports, bi- and multilateral trade negotiations, customs, export trade, distribution services and EU enlargement.
Free Trade: We support free trade as fundamental to the EU’s future prosperity. A globally competitive EU needs a stable multilateral framework for trade liberalisation. This can only be secured through a strong WTO, supported by key bilateral agreements providing added trade opportunities.
Predictability, legal certainty, transparency: A globalised economy requires the dismantling of barriers to market access. Greater predictability, legal certainty and transparency, less red tape and fewer technical barriers are key to achieving globally competitive European businesses.