The European Commission has published the report summarising progress made during the latest negotiation round to deepen the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with five Eastern and Southern African partners.
TRADE/2022/OP/0006 - Framework contract for the recognition of equivalence of supply chain due diligence schemes under the Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (conflict minerals)
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the provisional application of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). CETA is a central pillar of the political, trade and economic partnership between the EU and Canada.
Today, the European Commission published its Annual Report on the EU's trade defence activities of 2021. The Report concludes that 462,000 EU jobs were directly protected by the EU's trade measures in 2021 in key EU manufacturing sectors such as aluminium, steel, ceramics and green technology.
The EU and the US held their inaugural tripartite Trade and Labour Dialogue (TALD) with EU and US social partners.
TRADE/2022/OP/0001 Study to Review the Functioning and Effectiveness of Regulation (EU) 2017/821 (Due Diligence Obligations for Importers of Tin, Tantalum, Tungsten and Gold from Conflict-affected and High-risk Areas)
The parties released the following joint statement today.
The Commission has today proposed to prohibit products made with forced labour on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries.
TRADE/2022/OP/0007: Ex-post Evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement
Foreign investment screening and export controls play a critical role in safeguarding European security and public order. This is the result of two reports adopted yesterday by the European Commission.