73 It is significant that investment discussions were part of the Doha Round (2001) agenda, but, as confirmed two years later, governments did not reach a consensus on the opening of negotiations. On 30 May 2016, Mexico and the European Union officially began talks to update their current free trade agreement. The first round of negotiations on the modernisation of the agreement was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 13 and 14 June 2016. The second round of negotiations on the modernisation of the agreement was held in Mexico City from 22 to 25 November 2016. 54 The CPTPP is a free trade agreement between Canada and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region: Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. CPTPP, www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/cptpp-ptpgp/index.aspx?lang=eng. See MIC-NegDir, supra 78, paragraph 157. The Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade-Side Measures was able to enter into force on 1 July 1998. 56 The EU has started negotiations with other trading partners, including New Zealand (ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/eu-new-zealand-trade-agreement), Australia (EU-Australia trade agreement) (ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/eu-australia-trade-agreement) and the four founding countries of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay) (ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/eu-mercosur-association-agreement). The conclusions also focus on the role of the Council in the negotiations, in particular its participation in all stages of the negotiation process, and on the importance of working as much as possible on concerted decisions to ensure that the interests and concerns of all Member States are duly taken into account in trade agreements. .