Bilateral deal-making involving European governments.
last update: May 2012
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The biggest trade storm of late between the US and Switzerland has been the failure to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries. Negotiations broke down last year over agriculture.
A new trade policy strategy from the Government of Denmark aims at supporting ambitious EU bilateral and regional free trade and investment agreements — especially with new growth markets in Asia.
Swiss Economics Minister Doris Leuthard will not return home from her four-day visit to China totally empty-handed. Leuthard said she was satisfied with the results of the trip and the signing of a declaration aimed at establishing a free trade accord was the "highpoint".
The international EFTA Court in Luxembourg has ruled that Norway’s regulations on ownership of hydropower concessions, which demand that private owners must turn their concessions back to the state after 60 years, are contrary to regulations of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The member states from the European Free Trade Association EFTA (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) are increasingly negotiating bilateral free trade agreements with developing countries. In 2007, they strive to enter into negotiations with Peru, Colombia, India and Indonesia. Plese join this signature campaign to stop them.
European Union endorses highly dangerous negotiation mandates for free trade areas with Central America and the Andean Community
The European Union will aim to design bilateral trade deals with other regions and countries that can be applied to a future world trade agreement even if last-ditch efforts to forge a global pact fail later this year, an EU trade official said Tuesday.
The EU Council, and the Representatives of the Member States meeting within the Council, officially gave the Commission "the green light" to start FTA negotiations with India, Korea and ASEAN.
European Union exports would rise by 40 billion euros ($54.3 billion) a year if the bloc reaches planned new free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries in Asia, the European Commission said.
The European Commission has welcomed the formal adoption by European Member
States of negotiating mandates for a new generation of Free Trade Agreements with
India, South Korea and ASEAN.
European business lobby group on foreign trade issues
Site internet du collectif français Stop TAFTA, CETA et autres accords de libre-échange
The European Services Forum (ESF) is a network of representatives from the European services sector. We are committed to actively promoting the interests of the European services sector and the liberalisation of services markets throughout the world in connection with the GATS negotiations.
Eurochambres, a European business lobby group, webpage on FTAs
Friends of the Earth Europe’s special web section on trade deals
The Norwegian Trade Campaign will oppose the current, neo-liberal trade policies and fundamentally reform the trade policy system.
POUR est un collectif citoyen qui met à votre disposition des analyses et prises de position d’experts, de philosophes, de sociologues, de juristes, d’économistes, de représentants syndicaux, de cinéastes, d’éditeurs belges et européens sur les accords de libre-échange
The S2B network was formed in the aftermath of the WTO’s 1999 Seattle Ministerial to challenge the corporate-driven agenda of the European Union and other European governments for continued global trade and investment liberalisation.
Greenpeace’s leaked documents underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced.