Negotiations

Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef

19-Sep-2017Japan Times Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement.


Key issues

EU court adviser says arbitration clause in investment treaty is legal

19-Sep-2017 ReutersAn arbitration clause in an investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia does not violate EU law, an adviser to the EU’s top court said.

Texts of agreements

14-Sep-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - EU negotiating mandate (Nov 2012) As released by the European Council
21-Jul-2017  | EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (July 2017) All texts as available as of 18 July 2017
14-Jul-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (July 2017) 19 draft chapters, as released by the European Commission
28-Jun-2017  | EU-Japan - mandate (Jul 2012) As leaked by Greenpeace (in German)

Comments

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