RSSTrade agreements

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

| January 11, 2019

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) met in Washington with Hiroshige Seko, minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative as part of the trilateral talks launched in 2017 to address global issues such as trade-distortive practices on 9 January. The representatives of the EU, Japan and […]

Continue Reading

Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

| December 12, 2018

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU’s trade agreement with Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated by the EU. The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, approved with 474 votes to 152 with 40 abstentions on Wednesday, will remove almost all custom duties adding up to €1 billion annually […]

Continue Reading

#TradeAgreements – What the EU is working on

#TradeAgreements – What the EU is working on

| December 10, 2018

     The EU negotiates various trade deals all over the world, but they depend on approval by the European Parliament. Read this overview of the negotiations in progress. During the December plenary MEPs vote on a proposed trade agreement with Japan, but this is far from the only deal the EU is working on. […]

Continue Reading

#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

| December 5, 2018

Trade between the EU and Japan is set to receive a major boost ©AP images/European Union-EP  EU-Japan relations are set to receive a major lift with the signing of a major trade agreement and a strategic partnership. Although EU and Japan already enjoy good relations, they have agreed to upgrade their partnership against a background […]

Continue Reading

#Trade supports more than 36 million jobs across the EU

#Trade supports more than 36 million jobs across the EU

| November 29, 2018

A new study published by the European Commission highlights the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond. EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in 2000. 14 million of these jobs are held by women. Since the […]

Continue Reading

EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

| November 14, 2018

The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday (12 November), writes Paul Carrel. “We are working at all levels with the White House,” Juncker told a conference hosted by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, […]

Continue Reading

#TradeReport – EU agreements deliver on growth and jobs and support sustainable development

#TradeReport – EU agreements deliver on growth and jobs and support sustainable development

| November 2, 2018

According to the second annual report about the implementation of trade agreements issued today, trade under existing EU trade agreements keeps growing. EU agreements – covering nearly 70 partners all over the world – are proving effective in removing barriers to trade and promoting high standards of labour and environment protection. Also, when it comes […]

Continue Reading