Figures from studies produced by the OECD and EUIPO show that counterfeit and pirated products represent up to 5% of all EU imports, worth up to 85 billion. Brands that suffer the most from IP infringements are primarily registered in the EU.
During a one-day conference, April 27th, Chinese and European business people will have the opportunity to gain new insights on business strategies, intercultural exchange and the benefits of cooperation. Furthermore, THE ANTWERP FORUM surely is the place to be for meeting new business partners and initiating long-term relationships across the world.
Update: the draft minutes of the meeting are now available.
Lists of A Items (non-legislative activities and legislative deliberations) are now available. Items concerning energy & climate and environment, digital, trade and transport policy.
Ministers will have an exchange of views on the Commission communication on “The Future of Food and Farming” and be informed about international agricultural trade issues. AOB items include the 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture and the situation in the sugar market after the abolition of quota system.
Update: outcome and way forward following the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11)