Third Meeting of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Partnership Council

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written statement – made at on 17 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton Foreign Secretary, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) Partnership Council met yesterday, 16 May 2024, in Brussels, with delegates attending in person and by video conference.

The meeting was co-chaired by myself and the European Commission Executive Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič. Representatives from the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive attended, as did representatives from the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. 27 EU Member State representatives also attended. A Joint Statement was agreed and published on GOV.UK.

The Partnership Council discussed implementation of the TCA and cooperation in a wide range of important areas, including, energy and climate, trade and level playing field, health security, fisheries and wider security, and reaffirmed our commitment to fully exploiting the potential the TCA has to offer.