France is very careful to ensure that the agreements do not weaken the sectors and are in line with agricultural policy at European level. France is also committed to making adherence to the Paris Agreement and compliance with its legal obligations the subject of an essential clause in future agreements. The objective of this very ambitious proposal is to be able to denounce the agreement in the event of denunciation of the Paris Agreement and to obtain an additional leverage effect to fight against climate change. This objective was confirmed at the first meeting of the Ecological Defence Council on 23 May 2019. This policy has led to the conclusion of several recent agreements: South Korea (2009), Singapore (2012), Colombia and Peru (2012), CETA with Canada (2016, provisionally entered into force in September 2017) and the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan (entered into force on 1 February 2019). Negotiations are under way with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, Australia and New Zealand. The government supports a balanced trade policy that guarantees French companies` access to foreign markets, but preserves collective sensitivities and preferences and promotes compliance with the Paris Agreement. Austrade strongly recommends that you testify to this once again before the sale in France. France and Vietnam already have close trade relations. The trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam will give it a big boost. During his speech at the Sorbonne University on 26 September 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in favour of an open Europe that protects and promotes the economic interests of companies and guarantees respect for our interests and respect for international trade rules. France has also cooperated with the Council to strengthen its trade protection by modernizing instruments and revising anti-dumping methods. As a result of these efforts, a regulation on the screening of foreign direct investment entered into force on 10 April 2019 and aims to increase European participation in procurement strategies in the approaches of public actors.
The impact of these agreements has shown that they are important levers for growth and employment. . . .