Critical Raw Materials: ensuring secure and sustainable supply chains for EU's green and digital future
Today, the Commission proposes a comprehensive set of actions to ensure the EU's access to a secure, diversified, affordable and sustainable supply of critical raw materials.
EU and Thailand relaunch trade negotiations
Today, the EU and Thailand announced the relaunch of negotiations for an ambitious, modern and balanced free trade agreement (FTA), with sustainability at its core.
Meeting of the European Union-Mercosur chief negotiators
Joint communiqué of the European Union and Mercosur.
EU and US engage with diamond industry to find ways to disrupt Russian diamond revenues
The purpose of the meeting was to find the most effective and impactful ways to disrupt Russia’s revenue stream from the diamond trade.
EU and US stakeholders work on strengthening due diligence cooperation
Today, EU and US stakeholders met in a roundtable under the EU-US Trade and Technology Council to discuss due diligence for responsible business conduct in supply chains.
EU welcomes co-ordinated First Anniversary push on Russia Sanctions
The 10th package of sanction measures against Russia adopted by the European Union on 24 February 2023 is part of a concerted set of actions among partners to adopt new packages of internationally coordinated sanctions and trade measures.
Commission proposes to renew trade benefits for Ukraine for a year
The Commission has proposed today to renew the suspension of import duties, quotas and trade defence measures on Ukrainian exports to the European Union – known as the Autonomous Trade Measures (ATMs) – for another year.
EU calls for WTO to address current policy challenges through focused deliberation
The EU believes that more substantive deliberation of today’s trade issues at the World Trade Organization (WTO) can help avoid trade tensions by promoting converging approaches to today’s policy challenges.
Vietnam eases access to EU pharmaceuticals
On 8 February, Vietnam extended the validity of existing marketing authorisations of pharmaceutical products until 2024. For the next two years, EU exporters of pharmaceuticals will thus avoid having to go through complex procedures for the renewal of their marketing authorisation.
Costa Rica removes discriminatory tax on beer imported from the EU
Costa Rica has today removed a 10% tax on imported beers which had been discriminating against EU beers. This tax had put EU beers at a disadvantage by making them more expensive than local beers.