Trade for All scorecard

When the European Commission published its five-year 'Trade for All' strategy in October 2015, there was hope that trade policy could be overhauled. From being secretive and behind closed doors, EU trade policy could become transparent and inclusive. From barely acknowledging climate change to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement. From abolishing private arbitration to establishing a fair, transparent and open arbitration system that protects all.

Building on our analysis of the ‘Trade for All' strategy from February 2016, we have graded the Commission's achievements to date. Our overall assessment gives the Commission a D grade. Although some good progress was made, there is significant room for improvement. We acknowledge that while the Commission’s attitude is going in the right direction, application of the real deliverables remains to be seen.