Britain will set out more details about its objectives for a free trade deal with the European Union next month after the country leaves the bloc on Jan. 31.
Talks with US President Donald Trump were useful, says Swiss Economics Minister Guy Parmelin, who is cautiously optimistic about moving trade negotiations forward.
India will hold talks with the EU and the UK to forge free trade agreements. New Delhi could also clinch a trade deal with Australia.
MEPs over Christmas received bottles of Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne from Vietnam’s embassy in Brussels - ahead of the trade deal vote with Vietnam.
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
US President Donald Trump and new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that they are working towards agreeing a US-EU trade pact
Trade Chief Hogan says he still wants to do a deal in 2020. China has been in talks with EU on investment since 2013.
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
Away from the more headline grabbing US-China trade dispute, a less glamorous one has also been taking place between the corridors of Brussels and Jakarta.
Belgium’s region of Wallonia is trying to block the EU-Mercosur free-trade agreement, just like it previously attempted with CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.
The international trade committee of the European Parliament supported the agreement by 29 votes to six, opening the way to a vote in the full parliament when it meets in the week starting on Feb. 10.
Mr. Hogan suggested that the Americans and Europeans might consider the kind of “mini package” that the United States had negotiated with Japan and other countries.
The EU concluded the first round of negotiations to deepen the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with five Eastern and Southern Africa partners.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said India and the US are in an “advance stage” of dialogue to resolve some of the pressing trade issues.
The EU negotiating team is gearing up for talks with the UK about the post-Brexit relationship by holding a series of seminars for diplomats from the 27 member states.
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
Seychelles is for the first time hosting negotiations between the European Union and the Eastern Southern African States that are focusing on the implementation of an interim economic partnership.
In coming weeks, the European Parliament is expected to take a binding decision on whether to approve, postpone or reject the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA).
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.