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EU and ASEAN meeting

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14.9.2021 – The European Union and ASEAN Member States met virtually today for the Seventeenth ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by Dato Amin Liew Abdullah, Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II, Brunei Darussalam, and Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis. The Meeting hailed the [...]

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Report on the Implementation of the European Union’s Trade Agreements in 2019

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12.11.2020 – The 4th Annual Report on the Implementation of the European Union’s Trade Agreements in 2019 published today shows the benefits of our expanding global trade network. Despite tensions in the global trade arena, the report shows that EU trade agreements continued to facilitate fair and sustainable trade and solidify the framework of international [...]

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EU and China sign landmark agreement protecting European Geographical Indications

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14.9.2020 – Today, the EU and China signed a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GIs) in China and 100 Chinese GIs in the European Union against usurpation and imitation. This agreement, first concluded in November 2019, should bring reciprocal trade benefits as well as introducing consumers to guaranteed, quality products on both [...]

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Valdis Dombrovskis named new EU trade commissioner

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8.9.2020 – European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis will be the EU’s new trade commissioner and Mairead McGuinness will be the new Irish commissioner with responsibility for financial services, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Tuesday. Dombrovsksis, who has served as acting trade commissioner since the resignation of Phil Hogan last month, will [...]

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EU-Singapore trade agreement enters into force

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21.11.2019 – With the  entry into force of the agreement, Singapore will now: 1. remove all remaining tariffs on EU products;2. provide new opportunities for EU services’ providers, among others in sectors such as telecommunications, environmental services, engineering, computing and maritime transport. It will also make the business environment more predictable; 3.provide legal protection for [...]

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European Union’s trade network – the largest in the world

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14.10.2019 -Despite the difficult global economic climate, European companies have continued to make good use of the opportunities created by the European Union’s trade network – the largest in the world. In 2018 this network covered 31% of Europe’s trade exchanges, a figure that is set to rise significantly (to almost 40%) as more trade [...]

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Deepening trade relations with Africa

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2.10.2019 – The European Union has opened negotiations on deepening trade relations with five countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. Exports of goods from the countries concerned to the EU have increased by almost a quarter since 2012, when the current EPA entered into force, reaching EUR 2.8 billion [...]

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Report on the agri-food trade figures

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24.9.2019 – The latest agri-food trade report shows that both EU exports and imports in the sector rose in July 2019 compared to a year earlier. Exports of agri-food products reached € 13.07 billion in July 2019, up 12.6% from July 2018. Imports totaled € 9.92 billion, marking a trade surplus of € 3.15 billion [...]

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The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan

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1.2.2019 – The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world. The Economic Partnership Agreement removes the vast majority of the €1 billion of duties paid [...]

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Member States’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within the EU

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17.1.2019 – The Commission welcomes EU Member States’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these [...]

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EU-Japan Summit: a landmark moment for trade and cooperation

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17.7.2018 – The 25th EU-Japan Summit took place today in Tokyo. At the summit, leaders signed two landmark agreements, the Strategic Partnership Agreement and the Economic Partnership Agreement, which will significantly boost bilateral relations. The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan is the biggest ever negotiated by the European Union. It creates an [...]

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EU – Japan economic agreement

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6..7.2017-The European Union and Japan have reached today an agreement in principle on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement. This will be the most important bilateral trade agreement ever concluded by the EU and as such will for the first time include a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement. For the EU [...]

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