EU to discuss opening of services trade

Finance and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed with European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson to open talks aimed at expanding bilateral trade of services.

Finance and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Ehud Olmert has agreed with European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson to open talks aimed at expanding bilateral trade of services. The two met in a series of bilateral discussions held at the World Trade Organization summit opened in Hong Kong Tuesday. Mandelson indicated that it would be possible to pursue talks on the liberalization of services trade between the EU and Israel - in the context of the Euromed framework for regional cooperation - regardless of the state of similar negotiations between the EU and other countries in the region.