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Trade and Co-operation Agreement Partnership Council: Third Meeting

Volume 749: debated on Wednesday 8 May 2024

My noble friend the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs (Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton) has today made the following statement:

The next meeting of the Trade and Co-operation Agreement Partnership Council will take place in Brussels on 16 May 2024, with delegations attending in person and by video conference.

The meeting will be co-chaired by myself and executive vice-president of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič.

The agenda will include:

1. Opening remarks by the co-chairs and adoption of the agenda

2. Energy and climate

2.1. Climate policies in the EU and the UK

2.2. Co-operation frameworks for transmission system operators (electricity, gas) and energy regulators

2.3. EU-UK co-operation in energy matters in the Specialised Committee on Energy, and through the MoU between participants of the North Sea Energy Co-operation (NSEC) and the UK

2.4. Security of supply

3. Trade and level playing field

3.1. State of play

3.2. Agreement on co-operation and exchange of information in competition matters

3.3. Consumer protection—product safety

4. Health security

5. Fisheries

6. Security

6.1. State of play

6.2. Information exchange on vehicle registration data

7. Other areas of co-operation

7.1. Road transport and safety

7.2. Association to Horizon Europe—mobility of researchers

8. AOB

9. Concluding remarks by the co-chairs