Other countries are asking ‘who made you world regulator?’ - EU trade chief

Sabine Weyand said the EU’s attempt to leverage single market power to drive better standards globally was impacting competitiveness

Sabine Weyand, director general for trade at the European Commission, said the EU was ‘only as strong in our engagement with the rest of the world’ as the internal market is strong

Other countries are increasingly questioning the EU’s use of trade policy to act as a “global regulator”, according to the director general for trade at the European Commission.

Sabine Weyand made the comments during an address to the Institute of International and European Affairs on Tuesday, where she discussed how geopolitical and geo-economic challenges were affecting international trade, and their implications for the EU’s trade policy.

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