As trade negotiations are key to our economic and social welfare, the EU needs to ensure consistency between internal and international policies and regulations.
Ensuring value-added consistency between EU policies and international agreementsThe EU should ensure consistency between regulation, policies and international agreements:
Trade negotiations are an important aspect of Europe's economic and social welfare. The EU should ensure that policies and legislation are internally and internationally consistent, allowing fair trade and ensuring competitiveness of European agriculture and industry.
The EU says "The Union shall in particular ensure the consistency of its external activities as a whole in the context of its external relations, security, economic and development policies" (Article C of Maastricht Treaty)