European auto industry rejects present EU position in ‘Doha’ trade negotiations

Date

22 Jul 2008

Sections

Transport
Trade & Society
Agriculture & Food

Press release

With the WTO Doha Round entering into a critical phase, the European automobile manufacturers urge the EU Member States and the Commission to reconsider their policy in current trade negotiations. The EU is prepared to open up the European market for non-European producers without ensuring reciprocal measures for European manufacturers. The conditions for so-called Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA), to be discussed by the WTO ministerial conference next week, will limit export opportunities and harm investment and employment in Europe.