Directorates-General in Europe

Directorates-General (DGs) in relation with International Trade

In the context of trade organizations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following definition of Directorates-General (DGs): Functional bureaus of the EC Commission staff. The 23 DGs are designated by roman numerals; among the more important for economic and trade policy are:

DG I –External relations and commercial policy

DG II –Macroeconomics, monetary affairs

DG IV –Competition, cartels, state aids

DG VI –Agriculture

DG XI –Environment, consumer protection, nuclear safety

DG XIII –Telecommunications, information technology

DG XV –Financial services, company law

DO XXI –Customs unions, indirect taxation

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