In an answer to an EU parliamentary question, Ms Cecilia Malmström stated that : “to ensure that SMEs take more advantage of trade agreements, the Commission will include SME provisions in future agreements. For the first time the EU is negotiating an SME chapter in an FTA (TTIP), which will include cooperation, information sharing and an SME Committee.”

The Commission also provides services to facilitate export activities such as the Market Access Database, Intellectual Property Right SME Helpdesks, SME Trade Defence Helpdesk, the Enterprise Europe Network and SME internationalisation projects in Asia and Latin America, Commissioner Malmström added.

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