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MEPs approve partnership pact with Mongolia

  It took almost four years for the deal that replaces a 1993 cooperation agreement between the EU and Mongolia to be greenlighted by the European Parl ...| Click here to read more

In brief: MEPs give nod to updated WTO deal on trade in civil aircraft

  MEPs did not only vote on CETA today. They also endorsed a technical amendment to the WTO’s Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft. ATCA is a 1980 trad ...| Click here to read more

Trans-Atlantic Business council calls for revival of TTIP after MEP CETA green lig...

It’s almost impossible to see a negative opinion across Europe’s business community on the European Parliament’s vote in favour of CETA on Wednesday (15 Feb ...| Click here to read more

CETA vote in European Parliament paves way for provisional entry into force

  The European Parliament’s consent to the trade pact with Canada means CETA can come into force provisionally in the spring 2017. Yet a lengthy ...| Click here to read more

Coming up in EU trade – 15-28 February 2017

15 February 2017: European Parliament votes to ratify CETA, the trade pact with Canada 16 February 2017: Canadian PM Trudeau to address European Parliament ...| Click here to read more

Last-ditch civil society push ahead of crucial CETA vote in Strasbourg

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In brief: Indonesia files appeal against WTO ‘fatty alcohol’ ruling

  Jakarta is not happy with a WTO dispute settlement body ruling that largely rebuffed a case it brought against the EU for applying antidumping duties ...| Click here to read more

The week in EU trade 13-17 February 2017

  The week ahead will likely determine the fate of the EU’s trade policy as the European Parliament votes on Wednesday to adopt or reject the Comprehen ...| Click here to read more

In brief: French officials see EU Japan trade pact conclusion not before end 2017

After a substantial acceleration of free trade negotiations between the EU and Japan, raising hopes a pact could be concluded in the early months of 2017, m ...| Click here to read more

EU Chamber of Commerce in China sees Beijing taking trade leadership

  Openness. Reciprocity. Engagement. Those are probably the top three expectations of the European Union’s business in China, and these three buzzwords ...| Click here to read more

Armenia and Moldova in EU pact realignments

This article was written in collaboration with Carmen Valache from our editorial partner, the Wider Europe specialist BNE Intellinews   After calling ...| Click here to read more

EU seeks blanket exception to free data flows for data privacy in trade pacts

  The EU is working on the text it intends to table on the issue of cross-border data flows in coming free trade agreements, though few observers belie ...| Click here to read more

In brief: Commission softens trade defence measures on Chinese solar panels

  The Commission is proposing to reduce the time it wishes to extend exiting antidumping duties and anti-subsidy price measures targeting Chines solar ...| Click here to read more

Insight: Of Polish investors suing the government – CETA debate in Canada’s parlia...

The Canadian House of Commons has voted by a large majority in favour of ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA) with the EU. Bill C ...| Click here to read more

Interview: Lessons from TTIP – Regulatory trade talks should be an open process

The failure of the controversial transatlantic TTIP negotiations in late 2016 is a good opportunity to reflect on what went wrong and can be done with trade ...| Click here to read more

EU Eastern partners in back-and-forth between Brussels and Moscow

  On Tuesday (7 February 2017) EU leaders in Brussels took steps to boost the European Union’s support to the economic development of Azerbaijan and Be ...| Click here to read more

Hard campaigning around CETA in EU Parliament as ratification date nears

There is clearly a sense of panic in the EU Parliament over the fate of the controversial EU Canada trade agreement CETA. MEPs are expected to ratify the pa ...| Click here to read more

EU in drive to patch up relations with Morocco in wake of Western Sahara trade row

  Although last December the Court of Justice of the EU overturned an earlier ruling that invalidated the suspension of a 2012 bilateral agreement betw ...| Click here to read more

Indonesia FTA papers: Intellectual property and raw materials among top EU priorit...

  The EU Commission has released nine revealing negotiating texts it tabled to Indonesian trade authorities during the second round of free trade talks ...| Click here to read more

UK EU Withdrawal Bill: Labour party members table significant trade policy amendme...

  The House of Commons is currently debating amendments to the law giving the green light to the UK government to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Trea ...| Click here to read more

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