1 February 2020 marks the first anniversary of the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Today, the EU and Ministers from 16 Members of the WTO have agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement that will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system among them.
EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan spoke at the launch of Business Europe’s Strategy Paper on China.
The EU concludes today the first round of negotiations to deepen the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with five Eastern and Southern Africa partners (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe).
As part of its transparency commitment, the European Commission today published reports summarising progress made during the latest negotiating rounds for the EU-Indonesia and EU-New Zealand trade agreements.
In a Joint Statement issued today, representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfer practices.
The European Commission published today the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries.
On 19 December 2019, the Council of the EU has formally endorsed an agreement granting Moldovan farmers and SMEs additional preferential export opportunities to the EU.
The EU and Korea completed today the procedure for selecting the members of the panel that will examine the ongoing dispute on workers’ rights in the Republic of Korea. The panel will be officially established as of 30 December 2019 and is expected to deliver its report by the end of March 2020.
This week the EU and China held the 25th round of negotiations for the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment. This round saw the second exchange of market access offers on both sides.