Negotiations on an Agreement on Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) were concluded at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva today.
Today, the Commission published an implementing regulation maintaining the EU steel safeguard measure until its expiry on 30 June 2024. All tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) of the steel safeguard will continue to be increased (liberalised) by 4% as of 1 July 2023.
The European Commission and the High Representative today published a Joint Communication on a European Economic Security Strategy.
The EU-Angola Sustainable Investment Facilitation Agreement (SIFA) has today taken a big step towards approval, with the Commission sending proposals to the Council on the signature and conclusion of the agreement.
Today, the European Commission has adopted its negotiating directives for a Critical Minerals Agreement (CMA) with the United States. The objective is to foster EU-US supply chains in critical raw materials needed in the production of electric vehicle batteries.
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.
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.
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.
The EU-Taiwan Trade and Investment Dialogue (TID) was held on 28 April and focused on both horizontal strategic trade issues and bilateral concerns.
Read-out of the bilateral meeting between Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Minister Wang Wentao
Today, Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis met with Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao.