Korea labour commitments: panel timeline under Covid-19
Korea labour commitments panel timeline under Covid-19 restrictions.
Second negotiating round to modernise Energy Charter Treaty
The European Commission and the Member States participated in the second negotiation round on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) that took place from 8 until 11 September by videoconference.
Commission adopts proposals to make EU-U.S. agreement on tariffs effective
The European Commission today published a proposal for a Council and European Parliament regulation to scrap duties on certain imports to the EU. In return, the United States will reduce its duties on certain EU exports to the U.S. market.
Commission announces shortlist for Fair and Ethical Trade City Award
Following 11 applications from cities’ authorities across the European Union, the Evaluation Committee has compiled a shortlist of 5 cities for the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award.
Study on the European Commission trade department’s Civil Society Dialogue
The European Commission’s trade department (DG Trade) is reviewing its Civil Society Dialogue process.
Joint statement of the United States and the European Union on a tariff agreement
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and European Union Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan today announced agreement on a package of tariff reductions that will increase market access for hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. and EU exports.
Cambodia loses duty-free access to the EU market over human rights concerns
As of today, 12 August, some of Cambodia’s typical export products such as garments, footwear and travel goods are subject to the European Union’s customs duties.
The WTO multi-party interim appeal arrangement gets operational
On 31 July, the participants in the multi-party interim appeal arrangement (MPIA) notified the WTO of the ten arbitrators who will hear appeals of WTO panel reports under the MPIA.
EU-Vietnam trade agreement enters into force
EU exports to Vietnam will be taxed less as of tomorrow, 1 August. This is the immediate effect of the entry into force of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement that will ultimately scrap duties on 99% of all goods traded between the two sides.
EU and China discuss trade and economic relations
The European Union and China held today their 8th High-Level Trade and Economic Dialogue (HED).