Policy Forum: EU trade in services policy

Policy Forum: EU trade in services policy
Monday 19 December 2022

The ANU Centre of European Studies (ANUCES), in collaboration with the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and European Services Forum (ESF), organized the Policy Forum: EU trade in services policy, on 14 December 2022 at BusinessEurope offices, 168 Avenue De Cortenbergh, Brussels, and  online (Zoom)   

The conference was part of the ANUCES Jean Monnet Project Identifying Opportunities in EU-Australia Trade in Services which focuses on services trade liberalisation negotiations between the European Union and third countries, including Australia and New Zealand.



9:15-9:30             Welcome & opening remarks (Kasia Williams, ANUCES) (19:15 AEDT)

9:30-11:30          Trade policy & services: EU and Australian perspectives     (19:30-21:30 AEDT)

  • Trade in services: a general perspective (Pascal Kerneis, European Services Forum), presentation
  •  Movement of natural persons (Hazel Moir, ANUCES), presentation
  •  Mutual recognition (Anne McNaughton, ANUCES), presentation
  •  Heritage preservation services: a case study (Victoria Pearce, Director, Endangered Heritage)
  • Gender in EU trade policy (Maria Garcia, University of Bath)


13:00-14:30       New digital trade agreements   (23:00 AEDT; 22:00 Brisbane)

  • New wave of digital agreements and their meaning for future services trade (David Henig, ECIPE)
  • Digital trade and adequacy (Erik van der Marel, ECIPE)
  • Financial services (John Cooke, TheCityUK)


15:00-16:30        Emerging trends in trade agreements  (1:00 AEDT)

  • Data protection and data trade: the EU approach and its impact on IEAs (Ottavio Quirico, Perugia U), presentation 
  • How FTA can work for SMEs (Lucian Cernat, European Commission)


Please see the full program here.

Speakers' bios are available here

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