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EU #Vietnam trade deal: What are the benefits?

EU #Vietnam trade deal: What are the benefits?

| February 6, 2020

The EU-Vietnam trade deal is set to eliminate virtually all tariffs over the course of a decade. MEP Geert Bourgeois explains the benefits in this interview. A new dawn for EU-Vietnam trade ©Mongkol Chuewong/Adobe Stock  Ahead of Parliament votes on free trade and investment deals between the EU and Vietnam on 12 February 2020, Belgian […]

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Trade: First year of Economic Partnership Agreement with #Japan shows growth in EU exports

Trade: First year of Economic Partnership Agreement with #Japan shows growth in EU exports

| February 3, 2020

1 February 2020 marked the first anniversary of the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). In the first ten months following the implementation of the agreement, EU exports to Japan went up by 6.6% compared to the same period the year before. This outperforms the growth in the past three years, which […]

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#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

#TradeAgreements will create jobs and protect human rights in #Vietnam

| January 22, 2020

The EPP Group wants to use the Trade and Investment Agreements between Vietnam and the EU as a door opener to access other Asian markets. At the same time, the agreements shall raise environmental, labour and human rights standards in Vietnam. “The Trade and Investment Agreements with Vietnam can boost our trade and therefore create growth […]

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As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

As #Brexit nears, UK’s Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with #Africa

| January 21, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday (20 January) that comes days before his country will leave the European Union, writes Elizabeth Piper. After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on 31 January, […]

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#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

#ChinaUSTradeDeal – Macron hopes China and US trade deal will not bring new US-EU tensions

| January 17, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) said on Wednesday (15 January) that he hoped a new agreement between China and the United States on trade will not lead to new tensions between the United States and Europe, writes Michel Rose. “I hope it is a good dynamic. But I would not want this Chinese-American rapprochement to […]

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#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

#WTO – EU, US and Japan agree on new ways to strengthen global rules on #IndustrialSubsidies

| January 14, 2020

In a Joint Statement issued today (14 January), representatives of the European Union, the United States and Japan announced their agreement to strengthen existing rules on industrial subsidies and condemned forced technology transfers practices. In a meeting held in Washington, DC, the EU, US and Japan agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the […]

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#Brexit – EU may need to extend deadline for trade talks with UK says von der Leyen

#Brexit – EU may need to extend deadline for trade talks with UK says von der Leyen

| December 30, 2019

The European Union may need to extend the deadline for talks about a new trade relationship with Britain, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) told French daily Les Echos in an interview published on Friday (27 December), write Geert De Clercq in Paris and Paul Carrel in Berlin. Von der Leyen said both […]

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