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EU, Tunisia look at launch of DCFTA talks in October

The European Union and Tunisia could be kicking off negotiations for a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) in October, Tunisian Prime Minist ...| Click here to read more

EU toughens import controls for Israeli poultry products

The European Union will be strengthening its imports requirements at the end of the month for poultry products originating in Israel, the Commission announc ...| Click here to read more

EU, Morocco agree mutual protection of wine names, food products

European Commission and Moroccan officials announced on Friday the conclusion of negotiations to guarantee the protection of numerous agricultural products ...| Click here to read more

Anti-subsidy duties on Iranian, Pakistani PET to expire – in brief

Countervailing duties imposed on imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) originating in Iran, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates are due to lapse on ...| Click here to read more

EU, Morocco postpone round 5 of trade talks – in brief

The European Union and Morocco have agreed to postpone the fifth round of deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) talks until Rabat has finalise ...| Click here to read more

Italian Presidency of the Council to support EU-GCC trade deal – in brief

Italy has pledged to push forward the negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) when it take ...| Click here to read more

Turkey competes with EU for Japan FTA

Turkey is confident it will be able too finalise its free trade talks with Japan before the European Union does, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci told a gath ...| Click here to read more

EP agrees post-Lisbon alignment of regulations on beef, olive oil

Members of the European Parliament adopted on 14 January two Commission proposals to align several Council Regulations with the post-Lisbon regime of implem ...| Click here to read more

VIDEO: Brussels Briefing Trade – 14 January 2013

In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, leading trade and foreign affairs journalist Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt provides an overview of the the European Union’s  ...| Click here to read more

European Parliament Plenary Session – Trade Decisions

MEPs back duty-free access to Moldovan wine, approve extension of EU-US beef agreement, amend proposal on rice imports from Bangladesh and endorse EU-Morocc ...| Click here to read more


Israel will be closing two of its trade missions in the European Union in order to use the funds to open up new offices in Asia, Israeli Economy and Trade M ...| Click here to read more