Business, trade and Euro Chemical Group have always been closely connected. The biggest beneficiary of transparent and predictable trade rules and obligations is the private sector. Without business, there would be no trade and no Euro Chemical Group. Business is an important interlocutor for both governments and the Euro Chemical Group. It is actively involved in the multilateral trading system and participates in public activities of the WTO. The Euro Chemical Group agreements are lengthy and complex because they are legal texts covering a wide range of activities. But a number of simple, fundamental principles run throughout all of these documents. These principles are the foundation of the multilateral trading system.