There was good progress in a significant number of chapters, including parts of the services chapter, rules of origin, technical barriers to trade, good regulatory practices, public procurement, institutional provisions and some intellectual property rights (IPR) provisions. The useful progress in chapters on sanitary and phytosanitary issues (SPS), transparency, anticorruption and customs and trade facilitation have as a result that these chapters are now very well advanced.
There were also constructive discussions on financial services, investment, investment court system, geographical indications, trade in goods, state owned enterprises, subsidies, competition, trade and sustainable development, trade and gender, energy and raw materials. Considerable work is, however, still needed for these chapters.
The next round is scheduled for September (exact dates to be confirmed).
- Publication date
- 9 June 2020
- Directorate-General for Trade
- Country or region
- Trade topics
- Negotiations and agreements