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Report of the first round of free trade talks between the EU and the Philippines

Philippines | Brussels, 3 June 2016

The first round of talks between the European Union and the Philippines took place between 23 and 27 May 2016 in Brussels.

The objective was to lay the groundwork for a future free trade agreement that, once concluded, will constitute an additional building block towards a region-to-region agreement between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The ambition is to conclude an agreement that covers a broad range of issues, including tariffs, non-tariff barriers to trade, trade in services and investment, as well as trade aspects of public procurement, intellectual property, competition and sustainable development

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