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Latin / Central America/Caribbean

Ecuador bananas: MEPs greenlight beefed-up import safeguard mechanism

  EU banana producers will be adequately protected from possible surges in imports of Ecuadorian bananas. This is what 85 percent of MEPs believe, as t ...| Click here to read more

Commission launches review to bring EU biodiesel duties into conformity with WTO r...

The European Commission has launched a review of the anti-dumping measures in force on imports of biodiesel originating in Argentina and Indonesia. A decisi ...| Click here to read more

MEPs give green light to accession of Ecuador to EU’s FTA with Colombia and Peru

The European Parliament (EP) gave, on 14 December, its consent for Ecuador to join the free trade agreement between the EU, Peru and Colombia, paving the wa ...| Click here to read more

EU Trade Insights’ Brussels Briefing: top trade issues from 1 to 31 December 2016

The end-game negotiations on the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) to start on 3 December in Geneva will be the main highlight of the month, after the con ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 25 November 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 25 November 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO issues: WTO Accessions: TPC will discuss the state of p ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO : “We want more access to the European agricultural market”, Amb...

  In an interview with Joanna Sopinska, Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe, President of Apex-Brasil discusses the prosp ...| Click here to read more

Beef and rice sectors to lose out most from future free trade agreements

The EU’s beef and rice sectors are likely to lose out most from future free trade agreements with partners such as the United States, Mercosur, Canada and V ...| Click here to read more

EU signs Protocol allowing accession of Ecuador to its FTA with Colombia and Peru

On 11 November, the EU signed the Protocol on the Ecuador’s accession to its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Colombia and Peru. This paves the way for ...| Click here to read more

Member states to make another attempt to break standoff over TDI reform

Meeting at the Trade Council on 11 November, EU trade ministers will make another attempt to break the three-year standoff over the reform of the EU’s trade ...| Click here to read more

WTO biodiesel ruling complicates EU’s plans to address China’s request for MES

The latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) Appellate Body’s (AB) ruling in Argentina v. EU anti-dumping biodiesel case is expected to limit the European Comm ...| Click here to read more

CETA and Mercosur to top informal TPC meeting agenda

Trade representatives from the 28 member states will meet on 6-7 October in Bratislava to discuss top trade issues ahead of the European Council that is mea ...| Click here to read more

Article 50 notification won’t lift uncertainty

When Prime Minister Theresa May declared last Sunday that the UK would probably trigger article 50 before the end of March 2017, she called for an early sta ...| Click here to read more

EU Trade Insights’ Brussels Briefing: top trade issues from 3 to 15 October

After the last two very intensive weeks of September with four negotiating rounds and the informal Trade Council in Bratislava, the coming days look rather ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 30 September 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 30 September 2016 to discuss the following items: WTO and Plurilateral issues: Post-Nairobi: TPC will discus ...| Click here to read more

Final agreement on conflict minerals expected in October

Following a political compromise reached in June, the final agreement on a set of new rules to combat trade in so-called conflict minerals such as tantalum, ...| Click here to read more

Malmström urges Council to declassify mandates for FTA talks with Mexico, Mercosur...

In a bid to increase transparency in ongoing trade negotiations, the European Commission has urged EU member states to make the negotiating mandates for the ...| Click here to read more

Draft agenda of the Trade Policy Committee meeting of 9 September 2016

Deputy Members will meet in Brussels on Friday 9 September 2016 to discuss the following items: Multilateral/Plurilateral issues: Post-Nairobi: TPC will di ...| Click here to read more

EU Trade Insights’ summer break recap

Here is a non-exhaustive list of issues which those of you who took a well-deserved holiday in August might have missed. As every year, the EU trade agenda ...| Click here to read more

EU, Mercosur to exchange negotiating proposals by mid September ahead of October r...

EU and Mercosur free trade agreement (FTA) chief negotiators have agreed to exchange textual proposals by 16 September as part of preparations for a full ne ...| Click here to read more

UK minister for Brexit: Within 2 years we can “negotiate a free trade area massive...

David Davis who was appointed, on 13 July, as the new minister for Brexit in UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet claims that within two years the countr ...| Click here to read more

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