Political agreement on new Anti-Coercion Instrument to better defend EU interests on global stage
The European Parliament and the Council have today reached a final political agreement on the Anti-Coercion Instrument (ACI). This new tool will enable the EU to respond to economic coercion, and therefore to better defend its interests and those of its Member States on the global stage.
WTO appraises EU’s trade policy and practices
WTO Members started the fifteenth Trade Policy Review of the European Union in Geneva today, examining the EU’s trade policy and practices from the end of 2019 until the end of 2022. The peer-review exercise is crucial to the WTO’s monitoring and transparency functions.
EU extends trade benefits for Ukraine
The suspension of import duties, quotas and trade defence measures on Ukrainian exports to the European Union – known as the Autonomous Trade Measures (ATMs) – is in place for another year.
Second EU-US Ministerial Trade and Labour Dialogue meeting discusses forced labour and the green transition
On 31 May 2023, the EU and the US held their second tripartite Trade and Labour Dialogue (TALD) with EU and US social partner stakeholders. The discussion focused on how to eradicate forced labour from EU and US supply chains and how to make green transition a success for workers and businesses.
Prior information notice: Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - TRADE/2023/OP/0012-PIN
Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - TRADE/2023/OP/0012-PIN
Commission releases its Report on Intellectual Property Rights in Third Countries
The European Commission published today its biennial Report on the Protection and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. The Third Country Report identifies so-called ‘priority countries’ where the state of IPR protection and enforcement is a source of major concern.
Call for tender - Ex-post evaluation of the impact of EU FTAs on key environmental aspects, including climate
TRADE/2023/OP/0010 Ex-post Evaluation of the Impact of EU FTAs on Key Environmental Aspects, including Climate
EU scales up measures on dumped polyester yarn from China
Today, the European Commission adopted two Regulations which together renew, adjust and extend the scope of the existing measures on imports of high tenacity yarn of polyester (HTYP) from China.
Call for Tender - Framework Contract for the Recognition of Equivalence of Supply Chain Due Diligence Schemes under the Regulation (EU)2017/821 (Conflict Minerals)
TRADE/2023/OP/0011 Framework Contract for the Recognition of Equivalence of Supply Chain Due Diligence Schemes under the Regulation (EU)2017/821 (Conflict Minerals)
Commission proposes to extend suspension of tariffs and quotas on imports from Moldova
The Commission has proposed today to renew and expand the suspension of import duties and quotas on Moldovan exports to the European Union – known as Autonomous Trade Measures (ATMs) – for another year.