The Trade WG provides a forum for CLEPA members, to discuss external trade matters which affect our business with “third countries”, the Commission’s Market Access Advisory Council (MAAC), DG TAXUD’s Trade Contact Group (TCG) and Businesseurope.


Stephan Mueller von Kralik

CLEPA Permanent

Eleri Wessman
Director Trade and Legal Affairs
Phone: +32 2 743 91 23
Fax: +32 2 734 47 44


Share concerns and best practices, with a view to maintaining, protecting and furthering favourable trading terms; improving market access, simplifying customs activities and trade facilitation, in the interests of the automotive supply industry

Drafting joint proposals, position papers and recommendations


Bilateral negotiations, EU Free Trade Agreements, India, MERCOSUR, Singapore, Malaysia

Russia's WTO Accession

EU-Russia compensation mechanism for car-parts

Japan scoping exercise

EU-US Economic Trade Pact (ETP)

Supply chain security, change to Customs Code

Reporting to DG Trade/ DG ENTR on specific market access priorities in 3rd countries, including tariff/ import duties; rules of origin; export restrictions/prohibitions; non-tariff barriers, technical barriers to trade (TBTs); customs procedures, taxation and environmental issues

Raising, where appropriate, trade defence instruments (safeguards, anti-dumping, anti-subsudy and countervailing measures)