During this breakfast session Jean-Luc Demarty, Director-General for DG TRADE, will provide an overview on the Future of European Trade Policy, touching upon issues such as negotiating, implementing and enforcing bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade agreements on goods, services, investments, public procurement and intellectual property as well as trade defense measures, such as anti-dumping.
He will provide updates on the progress of main on-going negotiations: the DDA multilateral negotiation under the WTO; the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the United States (TTIP); free-trade agreements with Japan, India, MERCOSUR, several ASEAN countries; and the Geneva plurilateral negotiations on services (TISA) and information technologies (ITA).
Director General, DG TRADE | European Commission
Jean-Luc Demarty has been Director-General for Trade in the European Commission since January 2011. Prior to joining DG TRADE, Jean-Luc Demarty was Director-General in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development (“DG AGRI”), in the European Commission (2005-2010). He previously held several senior management functions in DG AGRI and in the Directorate-General for Research. Previously, Jean-Luc Demarty was Advisor in the Private Office of Jacques Delors; first, from 1981 until 1984, while Mr Delors was Minister of Economy, Finance and Budget of the French Republic; then, from 1988 to 1995, while Mr Delors was President of the European Commission. Jean-Luc Demarty also worked as analyst and advisor in economic policy, including agriculture, at the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget of the French Republic. Jean-Luc Demarty graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique of Paris (1974).