rowing geopolitical rivalry, escalating trade tensions between the United States and China (both big players in Latin America and the Caribbean – LAC) and a US trade policy shifting away from a multilateral towards a bilateral approach based on ‘America First’, have created uncertainty in this part of the world.
he ninth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at ministerial level was held in Luxembourg to open negotiations on chapter 1 - Free movement of goods and chapter 22 - Regional policy and coordination of structural instruments. Furthermore, the accession conference provisionally closed negotiations on chapter 30 - External
At Intergovernmental Conference in Brussels, Montenegro opened two more chapters in the accession process with the EU. Negotiations were opened in chapters 16 and 30, relating to “Taxation” (Chapter 16) and “External Relations” (Chapter 30) respectively. Montenegro has already opened 18 chapters for negotiation, of which two have already been provisionally