The EU puts a lot of effort in negotiating Free Trade Agreements. But, how well are Belgian companies benefitting from these advantages? Why do some companies decide not to use FTAs? How can your export promotion agency help you increase your competitivity abroad thanks to FTAs?




10.00 Welcome by Mrs Fabienne L’Hoost, Director General, BFTA

10.03 Opening remarks by Mr Patrick Van Gheel, Director EU Trade Policy and WTO, FPS Foreign Affairs

10.08 The role of FIT in FTAs implementation: The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement as a test-case for FTA implementation by Mrs Ilke Bliki, Brexit-coördinator, Project Manager Enterprise Europe Network, Flanders Investment & Trade

10.13 The role of AWEX in FTAs implementation: the case study of Canada by Mrs Yaël Haumont, Area Manager North America, AWEX

10.18 Promotion of FTAs to Belgian companies by Mr Olivier Costa, Trade & Economic Counsellor, European Institutions & International organizations,

10.23 Presentation of the Publication "Belgian Exporters & Free Trade Agreements: a good match ?" by Mr Wouter Decoster, International Trade Analyst & Author of the publication, BFTA

10.50 Closing remarks by Mrs Geraldine Emberger, Advisor for Implementation of EU Trade Agreements, DG Trade, European Commission

10.55 Q&A & Conclusions

This webinar is organized by the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency (BFTA) and its partners: Flanders Investment & Trade, AWEX, hub.Brussels and the FPS Foreign Affairs on the occasion of the release of the study Belgian Exporters & Free Trade Agreements: a good match ?

The webinar will be held in English


Register now and meet us on ZOOM

on Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 10am

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