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EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan, drawing Chinese anger
The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted, angering Beijing, whose similar deal with the EU struck in 2020 has been put on ice.
The EU may finally be ready for an independent investment deal with India
The European Union (EU) has finally given its assent to conclude a proposed investment facilitation deal with India, separate from the free trade agreement (FTA) also being negotiated between the partners.
Changes to dairy product names likely needed for EU trade deal - minister
NZ Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is back from a two-week trip to the US and EU and says good progress has been made on trade talks.
EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear
Sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing remain, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the EU and the UK.
The EU’s path to trade sustainability
As public support for EU free trade deals is waning, civil society groups are hoping to help tighten the bloc’s standards on trade sustainability as part of an ongoing consultation.
Modernisation of the association agreement between the European Union and Chile
30+ MEPs on the EU Commission to not conclude negotiations of the EU-Chile trade deal before Chile’s constitutional process is over.
South Korean trade minister calls for closer ties with the EU
Eleven years after the EU and South Korea signed a free trade agreement, South Korean Trade Minister is seeking to modernise it by including investment protection and new technologies.
Transnational corporations and free trade in Mexico
This report examines how, over the last 30 years, Mexico has become one of the main industrial paradises on the planet.
Tsai calls Taiwan indispensable partner to EU, appeals for BIA
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has called on the European Union (EU) to establish a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan because of the role it can play as a democratic and economic partner.
EU postpones long-planned trade talks with Australia over submarine row
A long-planned round of Australia-EU free trade talks have been postponed, a European official confirmed, after fury over Canberra’s decision to cancel a major French submarine contract.
Tunisia holds off a ‘deep’ free trade agreement with the EU
The 1995 Tunisia-EU agreement removed tariffs on most industrial products, but the new agreement goes a step further and would open up the agricultural and services sectors, as well as public procurement of goods and services, to full and free competition.
EU court annuls Morocco trade agreement over Western Sahara
The EU Court ruled the North African country did not have the consent of the people of the Western Sahara required for the now-canceled fisheries and agricultural treaties.
Asean-EU free trade deal negotiations set to resume
Asean is set to resume free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the EU after negotiations were suspended since 2009.
European Parliament voices support for EU-Taiwan investment agreement
The European Parliament adopted a resolution during a plenary session on Thursday in which it urged the European Union to negotiate a bilateral investment agreement (BIA) with Taiwan.
Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact
Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Ministry of Trade justifies agreement that gives EU 80 percent access to Ghanaian market
The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it will not allow Ghana to become a dumping ground for goods from the UK following the Ghana-UK.
Progress made on resumption of India-EU FTA negotiations, formal talks to start this month: EAM
Progress has been made on the resumption of the India-EU free trade agreement negotiations and the formal talks would start this month, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
Macron says France ’will continue’ to oppose EU-Mercosur trade deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that Paris maintains its opposition to the trade agreement agreed between the European Union and Mercosur.
Indonesian civil society urged the Government to be cautious in taking position in Indonesia-EU CEPA negotiations related to Omnibus Law
In the process of developing negotiations, there are new policies issued by the two countries, such as the Job Creation Law (Omnibus Law) which was passed by Indonesia in 2020, and the EU New Trade Policy which was issued in February 2021, and these policies seem to have an impact on the IEU CEPA discussion.