Trade MEPs travel to Hamburg this week
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Trade MEPs travel to Hamburg this week

On 17 November, a delegation of MEPs from the Trade Committee will travel to the port city of Hamburg, Germany.

The delegation’s aim is to discuss with key decision makers practical trade-related challenges and opportunities of a large European harbour city. MEPs will meet with local policy makers of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and different international stakeholders.They will also meet with foundations such as the Hamburg-based EU-LAC, created in 2010 by leaders of the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) countries. The six MEPs are also set to meet with relevant port authorities. During a harbour tour by boat, members will gain first hand experiences of modern maritime trade in goods. They will also visit Airbus SE, a major European enterprise located closely to the port of Hamburg. Members will exchange views on the priorities of the EU international trade agenda in light of geopolitical tensions. The delegation are also expected to visit Aurubis AG, a leading global copper recycler and provider of non-ferrous metals based in Hamburg to look at supply chain challenges and the trade implications of the European Green Deal.

The delegation is led by the Chair of the International Trade Committee, Bernd Lange (S&D, DE), and includes Inma Rodríguez-Piñero (S&D, ES)Barry Andrews (Renew, IE)Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó (NI, ES)David McAllister (EPP, DE), and Svenja Hahn (Renew, DE).