Fertilizers Europe's trade and economic activity is dedicated to the promotion and safeguarding of free and fair trade and competition within the European Union and on world markets.
The driving themes to our trade and economic policy are the following:
The Trade and Economic Policy Committee is composed of Fertilizers Europe members’ commercial representatives. They, together with the Secretariat, formulate and implement the policies and programs agreed. There are a number of product groups and Task Forces supporting the TEPC work. The different product groups deal with strategic and operational issues related to urea, urea ammonium nitrate solutions (UAN), ammonium nitrate (AN), calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) and nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium compounds (NPK). The Gas Task Force deals with issues related to natural gas.
Consistent with the Association’s location in Brussels, the Trade and Economic Policy Committee teams dialogue with the European institutions. Consistent with the EU Treaty powers, the European Commission is the most important institution for trade and economic policy. In particular, the Directorates General for Trade and Competition are both central to the conduct of EU and Fertilizers Europe's trade and economic policy actions. However, the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry has a general industry interface role and the Directorate General for Energy & Transport has responsibility for gas market regulation in the Single Market. The Directorate General for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy is often heavily involved in bi-lateral EU relations with third countries.
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