Japan and the European Union have been exchanging views on the reassessment of the need for including provisions on the free flow of data into the Japan-EU EPA.
EU-Indonesia relations have soured over a handful of trade disputes, most of which have gone to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for review. Yet tensions are expected to ease once the WTO makes its recommendations by the end of the year.
The Philippines has expressed its readiness to resume negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the planned visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Brussels in December this year could help advance the trade deal negotiation.
The trade agreement disempowers the European Parliament and strengthens the influence of corporations.
The Canadian agriculture sector wants the federal government to make progress on removing technical barriers, five years after the deal was signed.
The European Commission is trying to split the trade agreement to shorten the lengthy ratification process. Countries won’t like it.
Brazilian presidential candidate said he should reach an agreement on a trade deal between South America’s Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union within six months, if he wins October’s presidential election.
Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented.
India and the European Commission are eager to "expedite" the dialogue for the Free Trade Agreement.
The European Union hopes to strike a free-trade agreement with Indonesia within two years despite disputes with Southeast Asia’s largest economy over palm oil and nickel, the bloc’s trade commissioner said.
Australia and the European Union have resumed free trade talks in the Australian capital, Canberra.
Negotiations for a long-lasting free trade deal between Australia and the European Union are on the eve of being finalised, with hopes an agreement will be ratified by 2024.
The text of the agreement in principle to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty leaves unanswered too many crucial questions about the possibility of further fossil fuel carveouts and the exact timing of its entry into force.
The agreement conclusion may also indicate that both sides are inching closer
toward a free trade agreement, which would be the third the EU has
struck with a Southeast Asian country.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is off on a European tour seeking to advance in the signing of the Mercosur-European Union agreement.
The draft law on the “termination of the of the Energy Charter Treaty” and its protocols was agreed by the Polish government on 10 August and sent to the country’s lower chamber.
The European Union should sign off on its updated trade agreement with Mexico later this year, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.
"It is by no means a done deal ... there’s going to be a huge diplomatic effort to push this across the line," - NZ’s chief EU trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis.
An African supply chain that makes it difficult to move goods by water from Cameroon to Nigeria but easy to move goods from Cameroon to China and other countries is a threat to the regional integration plan.