Tag: Singapore

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

#OLAF – Asian and EU customs co-operation makes huge scoop of counterfeit goods

| October 9, 2019

Operation HYGIEA: Approximatively 200,000 pieces of counterfeit perfumes, toothpastes, cosmetics, 120 tonnes of counterfeit detergents, shampoos, diapers as well as more than 4.2 million of other counterfeit goods (battery cells, footwear, toys, tennis balls, shavers, electronic devices, etc.), 77 million cigarettes and 44 tonnes of counterfeit water pipe tobacco have been seized by the Asian […]

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Parliament gives green light to #Singapore trade and investment protection deals

Parliament gives green light to #Singapore trade and investment protection deals

| February 15, 2019

Free trade and investment protection deals will boost trade and open door to further trade with SE Asia©CC0 by chuttersnap on Unsplash   Parliament endorsed the free trade and investment protection deals between EU and Singapore, serving as blueprint for further co-operation with south-east Asia. The free trade agreement, to which Parliament gave its consent […]

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#Singapore free trade deal gets green light in Trade Committee

#Singapore free trade deal gets green light in Trade Committee

| January 28, 2019

      EU trade agreements under negotiation  Trade Committee MEPs agreed last week to the EU-Singapore free trade agreement, a stepping stone to cooperation between the EU and south-east Asia. The agreement will remove virtually all tariffs between the two parties at the latest in five years. It will liberalize trade in services, protect […]

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Commission welcomes Council green light for #EUSingapore Trade and Investment Agreements

Commission welcomes Council green light for #EUSingapore Trade and Investment Agreements

| October 17, 2018

EU member states in the Council have authorized the signature and conclusion of the trade and investment agreements between the EU and Singapore. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said: “I am very pleased that member states have given their formal backing to these agreements. Opening new opportunities for European producers, farmers, service providers and investors is […]

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#Trade: European Commission proposes signature and conclusion of #Japan and #Singapore agreements

#Trade: European Commission proposes signature and conclusion of #Japan and #Singapore agreements

| April 23, 2018

The Commission has presented the outcome of negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan and the trade and investment agreements with Singapore to the Council. This is the first step towards the signature and conclusion of these agreements. A swift conclusion and a quick implementation of the most important trade agreement ever negotiated by […]

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What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

What the EU-Singapore court decision means for a post-#Brexit trade deal? (Spoiler Alert: disaster)

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many Brexiteers brushed off the problems that the UK might face outside the Single Market, European Economic Area and Customs union as poppycock. For Brexiteers, everything is very simply resolved; their riposte: ‘We’ll just become a Singapore-on-Thames: low taxes, little in the way of labour rights and a good deal sunnier. Bingo!’ I paraphrase, but […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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