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Trade agreement between Brazil and United States will not include free-trade
Officials participating in the negotiations say the deal not only involves taxes, but also non-tariff and investment issues.
United States releases annual assessment of foreign trade barriers
Alleged barriers from Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
The post-TTIP transatlantic cooperation on trade: Stepping up conformity assessment
Conformity assessment cooperation does not imply cooperation on the content of regulatory disciplines, making it a less ambitious mechanism than as had been initially intended under the TTIP.
EU-US FTA: EU draft negotiating mandates (Jan 2019)
As released by the European Commission
Nations agree to spur trade in East Africa
Members of the East African Community to implement trade facilitation reforms including reducing “non-tariff barriers”.
US, EU aim to ease some trade barriers by November
US trade officials say they hope to reach an agreement with the European Union on lifting some technical barriers to trade between the two powers by November.
Australia targets non-tariff measures in bid to secure FTA grain trade
A range of non-tariff measures (NTM) that can prevent the FTA functioning as imagined, Grain Trade Australia’s CEO says.
2018 national trade estimate report on foreign trade barriers
The report highlights significant foreign barriers to US exports.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft chapters (July 2017)
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Research on the impacts of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations
Analysis of draft texts, especially the chapters on goods, SPS, TBT and government procurement.
UK looks to supercharge EU trade deals post-Brexit
Britain is looking for ways to take on the EU’s free trade deals with countries around the world after Brexit - then use its new independence to cut taxes and regulatory barriers to trade, boosting the power of the deals.
Joint statement for EU-Japan regulatory cooperation
Business Europe and Keidanren have been encouraging industrial sector-to-sector dialogue to identify mutually beneficial solutions to non-tariff measure issues, which are a major subject for negotiation in the EU-Japan FTA.
Southeast Asia advances in talks to dismantle trade barriers
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
Asean integration at the end of 2016
The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015 was a milestone for Asean economic integration, which is, however, an ongoing process.
Brics members to sign pact to reduce non-tariff barriers
The agreement, to be signed during the Brics summit in Goa over the weekend, will boost free trade among the emerging economies
Brazil wants free trade within MERCOSUR
The Brazilian government has discussed measures to eliminate internal obstacles and make free trade possible between member countries of the Southern Common Market.
NTBs progressively reduced in Asean : Mustapa
Non-tariff barriers – regarded as the main stumbling block in the shaping of the Asean Economic Community – have been progressively reduced.
EU, Japan to aim for 2016 "agreement in principle" on FTA
Leaders from the EU and Japan confirmed that they aim to reach an “agreement in principle” in 2016 for a bilateral trade pact, following over three years of negotiations.
Removing non-tariff barriers a priority of ASEAN Economic Community 2025 blueprint
Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang outlines efforts that the economic grouping will focus on going forward, to implement outstanding measures and to deepen cross border relations.